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MARY 

BALDWIN 

COLLEGE IVIAGAZINE 



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Breaks Records 

Smpaign Crests at $58 Million 



Adult Degree 
Program Turns 25 



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PRESIDENT'S 

LETTER 



The jolhwi)ig letter ivas written before September 1 L 2001. Although the teiiible events of that 
day changed our world in many ways, what this letter says to the Mary Baldwin family remains true. 
We must continue to offer the best academic preparation, exciting new learning opportunities, world- 
class leadership development, and a learning environment that rewards integrity. We 
believe that's what our students most need from us and what the world most needs 
fivm our graduates. 

So, this letter is sent as originally written to give you information you need. But 
we also want you to kiww that, like the rest of the civilized world we at Mary 
Baldwin College mourn the victims of the terrorist attacks and salute the heroes who 
worked so tirelessly to save as many lives as possible. 



This hill, we open the door to an exciting 
new stage in the development of Mary 
Baldwin College. We are at a new 
beginning that affirms the successes of the past 
and recognizes that our new opportunities are 
built upon the good work that has come before. 
Nevertheless, we are at a new beginning. 

This new stage is manifest in several ways: 
First is new academic leadership. The coming of 
Dean Jeffrey L. Buller and his wife Sandra 
McClain to Mary Baldwin College suggests a 
period in time that brings new ideas and new 
leadership for the faculty, academic staff and, of 
course, the students. There is great promise, and 
we anticipate that this next chapter in the life of 
Mary Baldwin College will be as long and as 
fruitful as the preceding period. 

The second new step this year is the begin- 
ning of the Master of Letters program, our aca- 
demic leap forward in Shakespeare and 
Renaissance Literature in Performance. How 
marvelous it has been to watch our first stu- 
dents' matriculation into this unique master's 
level program. 

Next to be celebrated is the forward move- 
ment of the Program for the Exceptionally 
Gifted. The Bailey buildings that previously 
housed that program were not architecturally 
significant and were functionally out of date. 
Because of the success of the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted, we must now provide a 
setting in which that program can continue to 
thrive. So this year will see the replacement of 
the old buildings with a new one in the same 
location. This is a resounding vote of confidence 
in the Program for the E.\ceptionally Gifi:ed. 

In the 25th anniversary year of our Adult 
Degree Program, we celebrate another new begin- 
ning as we anticipate the opening in January 



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2002 of a regional center in Sterling, VA. Th,it 
heavily populated area calls us, and just as we 
have successfully expanded Mary Baldwin 
College life and success in Richmond, Roanoke, 
Charlottesville, and Weyers Cave, we move on to 
Northern Virginia. We see great promise in this 
move and anticipate a new beginning within an 
already successful program. 

For the traditional program, including the 
Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership and 
the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, we 
have developed a new structure for student life. 
Barriers are down. A continuum now connects 
the admissions process with student life and 
career services. Each student will experience a sin- 
gle strand of support from the point of pre-entry 
through matriculation, from her initial days on 
campus through graduation, and on to her career 
and life as an alumna. It is a new approach to 
student lite ... another new beginning. 

Finally, of course, we note the success ot the 
Leadership Initiative, the fund-raising adventure 
that surpassed every goal set for it. We have felt 
extraordinary excitement as students and parents, 
faculty and staff, alumnae/i, trustees, and friends 
— all the constituencies and family of Mary 
Baldwin — linked together in one huge sup- 
port effort. Building on that firm foundation, 
we look to a promising future that will include 
reshaping and continuing our fund raising as 
we move forward. 

So we are at a juncture. We look back 
with much appreciation for the strength of the 
past. Many fine efforts of 2000-2001 and 
before are unfolding into the promise of 
2001-2002 and beyond. We welcome new 
leadership, new people ... the vibrancy of 
Mary Baldwin College continues. 




MARY 



BALDWIN 



COLLEGE MAGAZINE 

Vol.l MKSIXTKKN MMIJKII UNK \VINTI:K JmH-iillli 



Editor SARAH H, O'CONNOR soconnor@mbc edu 

Art Director GRETCHEN L. NEWMAN gnewman'aJmbcedu 
Assistant Editor SHERRY R. COX '99 scox(8mbc.edu 



PUBLICATIONS ADVISORY BOARD 

Sarah H O'Connor 
Gena Adams "89 
Brenda L. Bryant 
Stierry R Cox '99 
Carole Grove 

Cathy Ferris McPherson '78 
Judith L. Shuey 
Kathleen A, Stlneharl 



Gretchen L. Newman 
Alice R, Arauio 
Jeffrey L. Buller 
Lynn Gilliland '80 
Diane Kent 
Lydia J. Petersson 
Frank R. Southerington 
Kelly Wimmer '02 



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The Mary Baldwin College Magazine is published twice a year by'| 
the Office of College Relations, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, VA 24401 (p) 540-887-7009 (f) 540-887-7360 
Copyright by Mary Baldwin College All rights reserved, 

Mary Baldwin College does not discriminate on the basis of sex 
(except that men are admitted only as ADR and graduate stu- 
dents), race, national origin, color, age, disability, or sexual ori- 
entation in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular 
or other activities, and employment practices Inquiries may be 
directed to the Vice President for Business and Finance, PC Box 
1500, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton. Virginia 24402; phone 
540-887-7175, 




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7 Book Fund Honors Great Teaching 
by Sherry R. Cox '99 

8 Making the Grade as a Grown-Up Student 
by Barbara Hustedt Crook 

12 The Leadership Initiative: 

A S58 MiUion Mark in Mary Baldwin's History' 

1 5 Excerpts from a June Journal 

by Maxine Kumin. 2001-2002 Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Scholar 

18 Women and Creativirs^ 
by Barbara Lachman 



departments 



ADP graduate Maria Morales 
surveys the campus from the 
cupola of Lyda B. Hunt Hall 

(see page 10) 
photo by Ian Bradstiaw 



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Hilltop 
High Notes 
Philanthropy 
.AJumnae/i News 
Class Notes 
Chapters in Action 




September 11, 2001 

Like Americans throiigLwtit the country and people tl)roiigboiit the world, the Mary 
Baldwin community was stunned at the terrorist attacks on America. Students, faculty, 
and stajf talked, cried, prayed, held hands, and tried to grapple with the enormous impli- 
cations of u'hat had happened. In the afternoon, they gathered with members of the 
Staunton community for an ecumenical prayer service at First Presbyterian Church, 
across the street fi-om MBC's Administration Building. 



President Cynthia H. Tyson: 
It is at moments of great distress such as this 
national calamity that we come together as a col- 
lege — all of us: faculty, stafit, and students. 

We stand together, firm and strong. We sup- 
port those who are frightened and anxious for 
family and friends. 

Some ot you are here from foreign countries: 
this college protects you as best it can. 

All of us ask: What can we do? My own 
answer is that 1 am a patriotic American. My 
duty now is to do my duty, to do my work, to 
keep on — to do so calmly and with strength. 

There are those who seek to bring our coun- 
try to a standstill, to virtually shut us down. We 
shall not let them do that at Mary Baldwin 
College. We shall keep on our weekly schedule, 
unless some future instructions from local or 
national authorities cause us to change. 

My advice and request to all of you is to stay 
here at Mary Baldwin College, calmly. Don't get 
in your car and leave. Highways may be clogged 
or closed. This is your home and where you need 
to be right now. Your families know where you 
are when you are here. 

Our counselors — the Sena Center, the 
Counseling Center, the RAs — all are on call 
tonight if you need support. 

When we opened the college this year, I 
asked you to be slow to blame. I ask that ot you 
now. We do not know the perpetrators of these 
vile acts. There is much we do not yet know. 

I also reminded you of the strong women at 
Mary Baldwin College who have preceded you. It 
is now your turn to be strong women. 

I know I can depend on you. 



Chaplain Patricia Hunt. 
Eternal God, Creator of all that is. 

You have promised to hear our prayers, but 
even if you had not, even if we thought you were 
deaf or indifferent, we would probably still be 
gathered here to rattle the very gates of heaven 
with our petitions. 

Hear us, God. We stand at the edge of the 
valley of the shadow of death. Listen to us. Death 
and the powers of destruction have claimed 
brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, our 
children and those of countless others. The forces 
of destruction have won a terrible victory. 

Do not pass us by, but deliver us from the 
hand of evil. Listen to your people as they pray. 

[individual prayers from the gathered congrega- 
tion] 

We have spoken; God be merciful to us. 
Whatever happens, do not let our grief become 
twisted into hatred, bitterness, or despair. 
Strengthen our confidence that you are at work 
in us and our world in ways that we neither 
know nor understand. Reassure us that the power 
of good is greater than the power of evil. 

If we must journey through this wilderness, 
do not let us go alone. Be for us a cloud by day 
and fire by night until the time when the desert 
shall rejoice and blossom, everlasting joy shall be 
upon our heads, and sorrow and sighing shall flee 
away. Nation shall not lift up sword against 
nation, neither shall any make us afraid. 

We pray in the name of the God of right- 
eousness and peace who brings light into our 
darkness. Amen and Amen. 



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COLLEGE NEWS 



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MBC Breaks 
Enrollment Records 

Mar}^ Baldwin welcomed die 
largest freshman class in its his- 
torj'' in September, bucking the 
trend of declining enrollments 
at many women's colleges. The 
total of 345 new on-campus 
undergraduates is up 58 per- 
cent from a decade ago. 

"The great thing is that we 
are not sacrificing quahr\- for 
quanrit)'," comments Doug 
Clark, ^^ce president for enroll- 
ment management. "In fact, we 
are being more selecdx'e." The 
average combined SAT score of 
the entering class is projected 
to be at least 40 points abo\'e 
last year's. Ten years ago, there 
were nine Bailev Scholars 
(those qualifring as Honor 
Scholars in their freshman 
year); todav there are 35, an 
increase of nearly 300 percent. 

Clark credits MBC's 
recruiting success to an 
increased level of personal com- 
munication benveen staff and 
prospective students. "Personal 
development and indi\'idual 
attention are the hallmarks of a 
Man' Baldwin College educa- 



tion. President C}Tithia H. 
Tii'son adds. "We ha\e learned 
to use that strength tn telling 
our stor\' to prospective stu- 
dents and their families. " 

MBC also continues to be 
successful in its efforts to 
attract a di^■erse student body. 
^About 30 percent of the enter- 
ing class are Americans of color 
— African ^Americans, Asian 
^Americans, Hispanics, and 
.American Indian/^-\laskans. 
Twelve students come from 
three foreign countries. "Were 
successfullv casting a wider net 
than most other schools," com- 
ments Jacqui EUiott-Wonderley, 
dean of admissions and finan- 
cial aid. "We have been able to 
attract students of all back- 
ajoimds who are academically 
qualified, who can be successful 
here and in later life, and who 
will benefit from the education 
we have to offer. 

Overall, eruroUment for 
MBC's women's programs 
(Traditional 686, \'WIL 129, 
PEG 68) totals 883, compared 
to 820 last year. As T}'son 
pointed out in remarks at the 
vear s opening faculty/staff 
meeting, "Twent)- years ago, we 



were the smallest women s col- 
lege in Mrginia. Today, we are 
the largest. And that is just in 
terms of on-campus undergrad- 
uates. When you add our 
extremely successful Adult 
Degree Program and our mas- 
ter's \e\-e\ work, the difference is 
e^en greater." 

Curtain Rises on 
Shakespeare 
Graduate Program 

There was much ado at Mar)' 
Baldwin College this fall as the 
initial eight students seeking 
graduate degrees in 
Shakespeare and Renaissance 
Literature in Performance met 
for the first time. 

Orientation for the ne^v 
Master of Letters (M.Litt.) pro- 
gram, led by program director 
Frank R. Southerington, was 
held on campus and in the 
nearby Blacklriars Playhouse of 
Shenandoah Shakespeare, 
MBC's partner in offering the 
unique degree program. The sis 
women and two men in the 
inaugural class represent a 
broad range of age, back- 
grounds and experience. 




Inaugural Blackfrlars 
Conference Features 
Andrew Gurr 

Andrew Gurr. 2000-2001 
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges 
Visiting Scholar and director of 
the Globe Project in London, 
returned to campus this fall to 
teach and to serve as keynote 
speaker for the Blackfriars 
Conference celebrating the 
recent opening in Staunton of 
the world's only reconstruction 
of Shakespeare's indoor theatre, 
the Blackfriars Playhouse. Co- 
sponsored by Mary Baldv/in and 
Shenandoah Shakespeare on 
October 11-14. the conference 
included presentations and 
workshops, a luncheon on cam- 
pus, and four plays at the 
Blackfriars Playhouse: Hamlet A 
Midsummer Night's Dream. Ben 
Jonson's 7776 Alchemist, and 
Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & 
Gulldenstem Are Dead. 



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The show 
can go on... 

Blackfriar's Playhouse 
opened September 2001 



As the newest Mary 
Baldwin College graduate pro- 
gram, M.Litt. combines an 
academic and applied 
approach to the study and stag- 
ing of Elizabethan drama. The 
college will also offer the 
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 
degree following the M.Litt. 
The MFA is the highest degree 
a student can earn in applied 
aspects of theatre, including 
acting and directing. 

Faculty this fall includes 
Ralph Cohen — executive 
director of Shenandoah 
Shakespeare, MBC visiting pro- 
fessor and professor of English 
at James Madison University 
— who is team teaching a 
Shakespeare course with 
Southerington. Also, Virginia 
R. Francisco, MBC's Margaret 
Hunt Hill Distinguished Chair 
in the Humanities and profes- 
sor of theatre, is teaching a 
course on Elizabethan Stage in 
Theatre History. Other visiting 
faculty include Andrew Gurr, 
MBC's 2001 Doenges Visiting 
Scholar and one of the world's 
foremost experts on the con- 
struction of Elizabethan 
theatres, and Francis Hildy, 
professor of theatre and direc- 
tor ol graduate studies at the 
University ol Maryland. 

This fall, MBC announced 
that Frank Southerington has 
been named the Virginia 
■Worth Gonder '39 Shakespeare 
Fellow in Theatre for 
2001-2002. The fellowship is 
funded through a $200,000 
gift in honor of the alumna by 
her husband Richard J. Gonder 
and their two daughters 
Virginia Gonder '66 and Anne 
Gonder Staton, and is the first 
gift toward the college's $4 mil- 
lion goal for endowing the 
M.Litt. /MFA program. 

The Virginia Worth 
Gonder Fellow in Theatre must 
teach courses that strongly sup- 
port the MBC theatre program, 
have duties related to both the 
undergraduate theatre program 
and the M.Litt. program, and 




H. Gordon Smyth (right), husband of Mary Beth Reed Smyth '46 (middle), pre- 
sented MBC President Cynthia H, Tyson (left) with three antique Shal<espeare 
bool<s published in 1881. 



have a record ot distinction suf- 
ficiently meritorious to be 
honored as the first named fel- 
low in the graduate 
Shakespeare program. In rec- 
ommending Southerington, 
who also serves the college as 
professor of English, Dean 
Jeffrey L. Buller stated, "Dr. 
Southerington both fits the cri- 
teria established for this 
recognition and brings with 
him a solid record of academic, 
professional, and creative 
achievement." 

Southerington earned his 
B.A. from University College, 
London, and his B.Litt. and D. 
Phil, from Magdalen College, 
Oxford. Well-known in the 
Staunton area for his involve- 
ment in the Oak Grove 
Theatre, he recently directed 
Heniy /Vand will direct 
Ruddigore, by Gilbert & 
Sullivan, at Mary Baldwin in 
February. He is considered an 
expert on Thomas Hardy, hav- 
ing written numerous volumes 
about his work, and he has 
translated many of August 
Strindberg's works. 

More information on the 
M.Litt. I MFA program is available at 
www, mbc, edu/Shakcspeare. 
For information on 
Shenandoah Shakespeare, go to 
www.shenandoahshakespeare.com. 



Trustee H. Gordon Smyth 
Donates Antique 
Shakespeare Books 

In August, H. Gordon Smyth, 
husband of Mary Beth Reed 
Smyth '46, presented MBC 
President Cynthia H. Tyson 
with three books published in 
1881 and inherited from his 
mother. The donation of The 
Works of Shakspere [sic] , 
(Imperial Edition, 2 volumes in 
3, Charles Knight, ed.) benefits 
Mary Baldwin's Master of 
Letters program in Shakespeare 
and Renaissance Literature in 
Performance, offered for the 
first time this tall by Mary 
Baldwin College in partnership 
with Shenandoah Shakespeare. 

Smyth's mother, Jessie 
Edwards, inherited the books 
from her adopted father, Burd 
Edwards of Pottsville, PA. 
Conservator Mary-Parke 
Johnson of Orange, VA, 
rebound the books with 
German small board, vellum 
tips for strength, and hand- 
made Italian end leaves. 

Because of their size and 
bindings, the volumes are 
shelved in the Reigner Room of 
the library alongside the col- 
lege's rare book collection. 
However, at the donor's 
request, they are accessible to 
the college community. 

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According to Sm}'Th, "These 
are not to be treated as a rare 
books, but should be opened 
and used by students." 

Strong Graduate 
Programs Pull MBC to 
New Level in Rankings 

The September 6 U.S. News 
& World Report hsted Mary 
Baldwin College in the top 
tier of "Best Universities — 
Master's" in the southern 
region. In its first year in this 
category, MBC weighed in at 
number 21 among 131 uni- 
versities. 

Previously listed in the 
"Southern Liberal Arts 
Colleges" grouping, Mar}' 
Baldwin College now qualifies 
for the higher categor)' because 
of the strength of its graduate 
offerings. The college estab- 
hshed its first graduate 
program, the Master of Arts in 
Teaching (MAT) degree, in 
1992. This fall, die college 
inaugurated its second master's 
program, the Master of 
Letters/Master of Fine Arts 
(M.Litt./MFA) in Shakespeare 
and Renaissance Literature in 
Performance, offered in partner- 
ship with Shenandoah 
Shakespeare. 

"It is gratifying to be listed 
in the top tier, along with insti- 
tutions like the University of 
Richmond and James Madison 
University, in our very first year 
in this grouping," comments 
Crista Cabe, associate vice pres- 
ident for coUege relations. "The 
change in category is an official 
recognition that we are no 
longer only a residential under- 
graduate college — although we 
certainly are that — but now 
are so much more. We have 
moved up into the ranks of uni- 
versities and offer a wealth of 
opportunities and programs. 
The most important factors in 
getting into that top tier are our 
excellent academic reputation, 
our low student/faculrv' ratio of 
11/1, and our small class size, 



which allows us to offer indi- 
vidual attention, one of our 
hallmarks as an institution." 

Institute WILDly 
Successful 

Drawing on the coUege's 
demonstrated strength in adult 
education and women's leader- 
ship training, the Women's 
Institute for Leadership 
Development attracted record 
numbers for its fourth annual 
session this past June. Thirry- 
eight women — a mix of 
alumnae, ADP students, facul- 
n', staff, and representatives of 
business and industry — par- 
ticipated in the holistic 
program that combines self- 
assessment, fitness and 
nutrition, skill development, 
and action planning. 
According to Dudley Luck, 
institute director, "This was 
our most successful year in 
terms of numbers as well as 
enthusiasm. Building on this 
success, we may offer two ses- 
sions next June." Luck 
describes WILD as a "wonder- 
ful way for women to assess 
who and where they are in 
their lives in the calm and 
supportive atmosphere of our 
campus. This is especially true 
for alumnae . . . they already 
know and love the college." 
Look for details of fliture 
WILD offerings on the web 
(wivw. mbc. edu/wild). 

Food Service Employees 
Fund Scholarships 

During the summer, MBC 
Food Service won $500 for its 
performance in the Be-A-Star 
program sponsored by 
Chartwells, the worldwide edu- 
cational dining service that 
supplies the college's Food 
Service management staff. The 
award acknowledged Mary 
Baldwin as the Mid-Atlantic 
Regional Account of the Year 
First Runner-Up, second only 
to Ohio Wesleyan Universit}'. 
Demonstrating that their 



dedication and loyalt)' go far 
beyond good food. Food 
Service employees presented 
the prize money to President 
Cynthia H. Tyson as a contri- 
budon to the college's 
scholarship fund. In turn, 
President Tyson presented them 
with a plaque reading: 

The Mar)' Baldwin 

Scholarship Fund Award 

Presented to the Food Service StaiF 

In Recognition of 
Their '■Gift of Achievement 2001" 
And. Desire to Help Others .A.chieve 

The plaque is displayed in 
the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall 
as a lasting tribute to the Food 
Service staff 

Virginia Ridge, director of 
dining and special events, com- 
mented, "I am so proud of the 
Food Service team and so 
gratefid to faculty and staff 
who wrote letters in support of 
our winning the award." 

In addition to the mone- 
tary prize, Chartwells awarded 
MBC Food Service a 5-star rat- 
ing for 2000-2001 and a 
trophy for maintaining excel- 
lence and achieving 5-star 
status for three successive years. 

Honor Society 
Recognizes 
Adult Achievement 

In the spring, the college's 
Adult Degree Program induct- 
ed its first students into Alpha 
Sigma Lambda, the national 
honor society founded in 1945 
to recognize dedicated adult 
students who, while juggling 
the responsibilities of family 
and career, achieve and main- 
tain high scholastic standards. 
Sixty members of the Class of 
2001 were inducted on the eve 
of Commencement in May. 
This year, all eligible ADP 
altminae/i from previous classes 
will be invited to join Alpha 
Sigma Lambda. New members 
will be inducted in a special 
ADP anniversary event during 
Commencement/Homecoming 
weekend 2002. 




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ADP Develops 
New Avenues to 
Support Adults 

A S48.000 technology grant from 
the Jessie Ball duPont Fund is 
supporting the initial 18 months 
of a program to train Adult 
Degree Program faculty to 
enhance their online courses with 
activities such as group bulletin 
boards, live links to reference 
materials, and threaded conversa- 
tions. The overall objective of the 
program is to ease and increase 
communication between indepen- 
dent adult learners and their 
teachers and peers. 



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publications 

papers 

presentations 



Brenda Bryant, director of VWIL, recently present- 
ed an address on leadership development 
programs to the faculty of the University of 
Virginia School of Nursing. 

Classically Romantic: Classical Form and Meaning in 
Wagner s Ring by Jeffrey L. Bullet, dean ot the col- 
lege and professor of history, has been published by 
Xlibris Corporation. The book, which began as a 
series of articles for The Opera Qiiarterly, explores 
how Wagner's ideas about the past were shaped, not 
by the classical world itself but by the Romantic 
Age's highly selective view of antiquity. 

Bruce Dorries, assistant professor of communica- 
tion, is one of three authors of Service-Learning in 
Communication, published this fall by Wadsworth. 
The October 2001 issue oi Disability & Society 
included his article on the same topic, "The News of 
Inclusive Education: A Narrative Analysis. " 

Merry Wyatt Hankel, an ADP psychology/sociology 
adjunct and administrative assistant at the 
Richmond Regional Center, published "Newsletters 
as Death Education Tools" in the July/ August 2001 
issue oi Forum, the official publication of the 
Association for Death Education and Counseling. 



Sandra McClain, adjimct associate professor of 
music, recently released a CD, Love's Seasons, featur- 
ing songs of Mary Howe and Robert Ward. Soprano 
McClain performs with world-renowned pianist 
Margo Garrett. The CD was produced by Musicians 
Showcase Recordings. 

Two books by Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian 
studies, were published by Writer's Club Press of San 
Jose and New York; Under the Gaijin Gaze: Essays on 
the Education and Attitudes of Japanese College Women 
and Craftsbury: A Brief Social History. His article 
"Japan's Historical Myopia" appeared in East Asia: 
An International Qiiarterly (Fall 2000, v. 18.3) pub- 
lished in July 2001. 

Paul Ryan, associate professor of art, contributed the 
feature article "Subjectivity Squared: The Paintings 
of Milo Russell" in the July/ August 2001 issue of Art 
Papers Magazine. He and wife Dinah Ryan, assistant 
professor of art/English, authored a review of the 
exhibition "Hindsight/Fore-Site: Art for the New 
Millennium" in that same issue. 

The Plague Year, a novel by John Wells, professor of 
sociolog}', has been accepted for publication in 
November 2001 by Creative Arts Books Inc. 



accomplishments 



N. Michael BisseU, VWIL 
commandant of cadets, has 
been promoted to the rank of 
Brigadier General in the 
Virginia Militia. 

Susan Britten, director of field 
experiences in the education 
discipline, has assumed addi- 

Htional duties as 
assistant to the 
director in the 
Master of Arts in 
Teaching pro- 
gram. Britton has 
served the MAT program in a 
variety of capacities since its 
inception in 1992 and has 
worked closely with the two 
previous directors. She will 
continue as an MAT teaching 
partner, plan graduate semi- 
nars, coordinate field 
placements, and serve in an 



e.\- officio role on all graduate 
committees and the 
Education Committee. 
Britton earned her B.S. from 
Madison College and was an 
educator with the Staunton 
City School System fot 23 
years before joining MBC. 

Lisabeth Chabot has been 
elected to a two-year tetm as 
member at large of the 
Executive Committee of the 
College Library Section of the 
Association of College and 
Research Libraries. She will 
also serve through May 2003 
as president of the Virginia 
Independent College and 
University Library Association. 

In June Lise Keiter-Brotzman, 
assistant professor of music, 
was piano soloist with the 



Charlottesville Chamber 
Symphony in a performance of 
the Beethoven Triple Concerto. 
For the third year in a row, in 
July she served as guest mastet 
class clinician for the Virginia 
Governor's School in 
Richmond. 

Catherine Ferris McPherson, 

ADP associate professor (busi- 
ness administtation) was 
tecently elected secretary of the 
Richmond Chapter of the 
American Marketing 
Association and will serve for a 
one-year term. This is 
McPherson's third term on the 
organization's Board of 
Directots. 

In June, Richard Plant, associ- 
ate professor of English, and 
Robert Grotjohn, associate 



professor of English, served as 
faculty consultants to the 
College Board's Advanced 
Placement Examination in 
English Language and 
Composition. Plant, who 
directs the college's honors pro- 
gram, has been elected to a 
two-year term as the private 
fouf-year college representative 
to the Executive Board of the 
Virginia Collegiate Honors 
Council. 

Laura van Assendelft, associate 
professor of political science, 
has received a research grant 
from the American Political 
Science Association. She will 
use the funds to conduct a 
study titled "A New 
Millennium: The Status of 
Women in Political Science." 



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Professor Emeritus of English Joe Garrison reaas from one of the 
books contributed to Grafton Library in his honor 



by Sherry R. Cox '99 

According ra Ginger 
Mudd Gal^-ez 73, 
rBeing pan: of Joe 
Garrison's classroom was not a 
one-rime experience thar could 
be left behind at the end of a 
semester. It was an ongoing 
relationship that stretched me 
and connected me with the 
best that is MBC. What I 
learned from Joe manv years 
ago was diiEcuIt and real — an 
authentic education that I con- 
tinue to draw on." 

When Galvez learned that 
the long-r im e proiisor of 
English planned to retire in 
spring 2000, she wanted to 
honor h im in some permanent 
way that would reflect the 
impact of Garrison's teaching 
and humanity on her life. Her 
solution was to estabhsh a 
book iiund that would be used 
to add to the poetry and 
American hteratme collection 
of the Grafton Library. 

Galvez knew there were 
others who shared her affection 
and respect for Garrison. 
Uncertain how to contact all of 



the former students who might 
want to contribute to the book 
Eusid, she simply wTote to a 
group identified by the college 
as former EngUsh majors. This 
group eventually contributed 
over SI, 300. 

Working with cmrent 
English faculty- Roben 
Grotjohn and Sarah Kennedy, 
Garrison chose 92 tides for the 
initial collection. Saj-s Galvez, 
"We were all stunned when we 
saw the quantity and quality of 
the books that this small effort 
made possible, and it was won- 
derfid to think about Joe 
working with cmrent English 
faculty' to come up with the 
hst. Those books represent, in a 
tangible wav, the experience we 
had of learning with Joe, of 
learning to read critically and 
reallv hear the voice of the 
author, the commumon of the 
classroom experience. ' Each 
book carries a bookplate indi- 
cating that it was donated in 
Garrison's honor by his gratefrd 
students. 

In true Garrison st\ie, the 
honoree wTote the donors 
handwritten letters, thanking 



them and enclosing a signed 
bookplate, a list of the books 
purchased through their gen- 
erosity, and one of his own 
poems, "Under the Common 
Skin," which had appeared in 
the Jidy 1991 issue of Theology 
Today. Saj-s Garrison, "My 
poem perceives poetry as a fun- 
damental siurvival skill. I knew 
that the alumnae who con- 
tributed to the book fund 
could appreciate that truth." 

Galvez plans to continue 
her support of the book hind 
because "it feels good to be 
able to do something that 
reflects the respect and love 
and honor we all feel for Joe." 

Anyone wishing to contribute to 
the Dr. Joseph M. Garrison Jr. 
Book Fund may send the contri- 
btition to: 

Martha Masters '69 
Director of Development 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, VA 24401 
To ensure that contributions are 
credited properly, the memo por- 
tion (lower left comer) of the 
check should state "Garrison 
Book Fund " 




This volume presented to 

the Grafton Library- 

in honor of the 

outstanding teaching career 

of Joseph M. Garrison, Jr., 

lover of American Literature, 

by his eratefol students. 



From Selected Poems 1963-1983. 
George Brazilter, 1 990, 
one of the books purchased by 
the Garrison Book Fund 

Stone 

Go inside a stone 

That would be my way. 

Let somebody else become a dove 

Or gnash with a tiger's tooth. 

I am happy to be a stone. 

From the outside the stone is a riddle: 
No one knows how to answer it. 
Yet within, it must be cool and quiet 
Even though a cow steps on it flill weight. 
Even though a child throws it in a river; 
The stone sinks, slow, imperturbed 
To the river bottom 
Where the fishes come to knock on it 
And listen. 

I have seen sparks fly out 

When two stones are rubbed. 

So perhaps it is not dark inside after all; 

Perhaps there is a moon shining 

From somewhere, as though behind a hill 

Just enough light to make out 

The strange writings, the star-charts 

On the inner walls. 

— Charles SLmic 



Winter -2001-200-2 • ilarv Bddfv-in College Mag-azine 




by Barbara Hustedt Crook 

When Dianne 
Campbell regis- 
tered as a 
first-year graduate student 
last year, she felt old fash- 
ioned, even frumpy. She 
was wearing the same over- 
sized glasses she had since 
the 1980s. "I wanted and 
needed to succeed and was 
scared to death I would- 
n't," says the 45-year-old 
divorced mother of two. 

Campbell, who 
enrolled in a program in 
library and information 
science at the University of 
Washington in Seattle, isn't 
the only one worrying 
about being the new old 
kid on the quad. "I've 
never met a returning stu- 
dent who wasn't nervous," 
says Ann Alexander 
[Associate Professor, Adult 



Degree Program (History) 
and coordinator ot 
Roanoke Regional Center] 
at Mary Baldwin College 
in Staunton, Virginia. 

Today more than 33 
million Americans over 45 
are engaged in some kind 
of adult education — more 
than one in three 
Americans in this age 
group. That figure has 
doubled in just a decade, 
says the National Center 
for Education Statistics. 

Professional concerns 
are by tar the biggest factor 
behind this rush to matric- 
ulate. "With the speed at 
which technology is chang- 
ing, you have to keep 
updating your skills," says 
Doug Houston, director of 
the master of business 
administration programs at 



the University of Kansas. 
And not just to stay on top 
of the job you have. 
Houston says that more 
and more people are seiz- 
ing opportunities opened 
up by new technologies to 
move into second and 
third careers. 

Others return to cam- 
pus simply for enrichment 
or to pursue interests they 
didn't have time for when 
they were younger. This is 
especially true of women 
who've been caring for a 
family most of their adult 
lives. 

And by the way, 
Dianne Campbell needn't 
worry about being the old- 
est student on her 
University of Washington 
campus; 82-year-old 
Yukiko Sato is a senior 



majoring in American eth- 
nic studies and has been 
enrolled since 1982, taking 
one course per semester. 

Most Wanted List 

"We're always looking tor 
interesting people to diversi- 
fy the campus population," 
says David Moughalian, 
dean ot education at the Art 
Institute of Los Angeles. 
Moughalian adds that it isn't 
age that makes admissions 
committees sit up and take 
notice, but rather experience. 

Lite experience trans- 
lates into "skills like 
organization, follow- 
through, and the ability to 
communicate — all ot 
which colleges recognize 
make successful students," 
says Linda Tolan, an associ- 
ate dean at the Rochester 



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upstate New York. 

And though older stu- 
dents may sufifer from term 
paper rustiness, their motiva- 
tion is well-oiled. "They sit 
in the front of the class. They 
do their homework," says 
adult educator Alexander. 

Teacher's Pets 

Older students aren't shy 
either, Associate Dean Tolan 
says. "They tend to see cam- 
pus authority figures as peers. 
My mature students will 
come up and press for 
answers until they get what 
they need." 

"They're paying for this 
education," Alexander says, 
"not only with their money 
but with the precious time 
they've had to carve out of a 
busy workday or family life." 

What usually happens 
as the semester progresses, 
Tolan observes, "is that the 
younger students start going 
to the older ones for advice. 
The mentor role is one 
most older students relish, 
even if it means one more 
thing to juggle." 

Tolan knows better than 
most about being a mature 
student, having recently gone 
back to school herself "There 
I was with a family and a day 
job, doing the four-hour 
commute back and forth to 
Cornell, and still my work 
was always in before everyone 
else's," the student/dean says. 
"My classmates would say, 
'That's your first draft, right?' 
because they would barely 
have started yet." 

Conquering New Worlds 

Older learners are living 
examples of how far drive 



and dedication can take 
you. They routinely earn 
higher GPAs than their 
younger counterparts, 
according to Alexander. 
And they're so focused on 
goals that they "often 
move right into desired 
positions in their fields 
without missing a beat," 
says Dean Moughalian. 

But their biggest 
reward may be one they 
hadn't anticipated, MBA 
Program Director Houston 
points out. "When we ask 
our older alums, 'What's 
the key benefit you took 
away from this experi- 
ence?' what they typically 
tell us is that they saw a 
different slice of life, got a 
fresh perspective that 
helped them stretch their 
capabilities." 

Which is as it should 
be, he says. "You can't stop 
in this world. You've got to 
keep growing." 

Just listen to Dianne 
Campbell, who traded in 
those oversized glasses for 
some trendy narrow- 
framed ones. She reports 
that she's acing most of 
her courses, many of 
which she had not intend- 
ed to take at the outset. "I 
thought I wanted to be a 
reference librarian," she 
explains. "But once you're 
on campus, you see so 
many options, things 
change." When she finish- 
es her master's degree this 
summer, Campbell plans 
to go into database appli- 
cations or Web design — 
not library science. 

Portions of this article reprinted 
with permission from Reader's 
Digest New Choices, March 
2001 (www.newchoices.com). 



WIARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 


ADULT DEGREE PROGRAIVI 




HISTORY 


1977-1983 


Design and Implementation 


1977 


• A program to serve adult students wins faculty sup- 




port. First class of eight women enrolls. ADP receives 




a start-up grant from the Fund for Improvement of 




Postsecondary Education 


1978 


• First ADP graduate 


1979 


• ADP begins accepting men into the program 




Enrollment grows from eight to 1 50 students — 




90 percent are women 


1983-1993 


Expansion 


1983 


• First off-campus center opens in Richmond 


1984 


• Roanoke center opens 


1985 


• MBC and Piedmont Virginia Community College 




partner for a center in Charlottesville 


1985 


• MBC and Southside Virginia Community College join 




forces to serve Southern Virginia. This center closes in 




1990 due to low enrollments. 


1992 


• Postgraduate Teacher Licensure Program is offered 




at all regional centers 


1993 


• MBC and Blue Ridge Community College create a 




regional center in Weyers Cave, bringing the number 




of regional centers to five 




• Full-time ADP faculty increases from four to 14 




Student numbers mushroom from 150 to 1100 


1994-2002 


Organization and Teclinology 




• ADP director is promoted to dean for 




academic outreach 




• Computer systems are upgraded, on-line courses 




offered, on-line registration added; World Wide Web 




portal connects all MBC students, faculty, and staff 




• ADP students dominate the majors in business, psy- 




chology, history, sociology, and health care, as well as 




in teacher licensure endorsements 




• Students are no longer predominantly women who are 




returning to school in mid-life; most are young men 


-li* 


and women who are balancing career, family, and part- 
time education 




• ADP alumnae/i win representation on the 




Advisory Board of Visitors, Alumnae/i Board, and 




Board of Trustees 


1997 


• ADP celebrates turning 20 years old with a "Down 




Home BBQ" and country music 


2000 


• The new millennium brings the first Commencement 




address by an ADP alumna, Lyn McDermid '95 


2000 


• New certificate programs inaugurated in business 




management, entrepreneurship, leadership, long term 




care administration, and marketing/communication 


2001 


• Board of Trustees votes to open a regional center in 




I\lorthern Virginia in January 2002 


2001-2002 


• ADP turns 25 this year Each regional center will have 




its own celebration, with a grand finale in Staunton 




during Commencement weekend 



Winter 2001-2002 • Mary Baldwin College Magazine 




of MBC Adult Students 



: Solve single bti 




By Sarah Cox 



Janet Bruington, 

Richmond, Virginia 
'00, Business Administration 
Bntington, with only three credits 
toward her degree, started the Mary 
Baldwin Adult Degree Prog-ani in 
1995, 20 years after she began her col- 
lege education. Working and taking 
classes simultaneously, she graduated 
five years later She is currently the 
manager of group insurance and retire- 
ment plans for Weswaco, a Fortune 
500 company, and is working on her 
MBA. 

I was terrified, not having any real 
experience in the world of college, so 
I didn't know what to expect. I 
thought the degree would take me 
eight years to complete. Because of 
the freedom the program offered, I 
was able to finish in just under five 



years. I did almost exclusively inde- 
pendent studies. Westvaco promoted 
me into a management position 
from a clerical employee with the 
condition that I continue working 
towards my degree. However, the 
most valuable thing about my educa- 
tion was the absolute confidence 1 
gained that I can do anything I put 
my mind to. This has changed my 
life. Distance programs are rapidly 
becoming a major force in the busi- 
ness world. They are not the 
correspondence courses of old. They 
have a lot of merit. I plan to contin- 
ue and have considered law school. 

Christine Demetriades, 

Richmond, Virginia 
00, Psycholog)' 
Demetriades, a contracts administrator 




Go to the Head of the Class 

To ensure a successful lifelong-learning 
experience, experts suggest that you: 

Talk to an admissions representative, academic advisor, or depart- 
ment head from the school before applying. Learn as much as 
possible about a school's curriculum so you can highlight all the 
relevant, experience-based skills you've acquired on the job, at 
home, or through volunteering. 

Start small. Begin with a class in a subject you feel sure of or pas- 
sionate about. You can increase your load and rake more difficult 
courses once you have a feel for the work involved. People pressed 
for time can get a reality check this way. Better to get credit for 
one class than get three incompletes. 

Enlist support. You'll probably have your closest friends and family 
behind you 100 percent — until they realize how their lives are 
going to change when you're not as available to them. To ease the 
transition, Ann Alexander [Associate Professor, Adult Degree 
Program (History) and coordinator of Roanoke Regional Center] 
at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, recommends sit- 
ting down with the people closest to you to make sure they 
understand that lite will be more hectic for awhile. 



for Dominion Power, plans to continue 
her education by pursuing a master's 
degree. She attended the Adult Degree 
Program while working fidl time and 
raising two young children. 

I found 1 took school more serious- 
ly than I might have because I had 
to juggle my family, my work, and 
being a student. I never let my work 
interfere with school or school 
interfere with work. I would say 
that if anything my work improved 
because I had a limited amount of 
time to accomplish what I had to 
get done, and 1 maintained focus 
and got it done right the first time. 
Education has always been impor- 
tant to me. I wanted to finish my 
degree in order ro make a good liv- 
ing and fiiture for my children. Irs 
so competitive in today's market; 
even with the most outstanding cre- 
dentials, a lot of companies won't 
look at you if you don't have a 
degree. I also wanted to set an 
example for my children. I am the 
first one to graduate in my family. 

Susan GoiF, Staunton, Virginia 
01, Psychology 

Goffis a transition resource specialist 
with the Post-Secondary Education 
Rehabilitation Transition 
program in Staunton, Virginia. 

1 work with students with disabilities 
throughout the state of Virginia, and 
I was able to obtain a promotion 
because of the Mary Baldwin Adult 
Degree Program. It took me about 
seven years to get my degree part 
time, but I was determined that I 
would eventually get that degree. 
When you make a conscious deci- 
sion as a 40-somerhing adult, there is 
a different mindset. In the '70s, 
going to college was expected. I dis- 
appointed myself that 1 didn't finish 
something I knew I was capable of 
that would prepare me better for life. 
The nice thing about the ADP pro- 
gram is that you can ease into it or 
go full throttle. I just got my feet wet 
at first, then realized I could up my 



goals. It's a phenomenal opporrunity; 
it has opened my mind. 

Kitty Green, 

Orange County, Virginia 
'00, Master of Arts in Teaching 
Green, formerly the president of a com- 
pany she helped start, now teaches fifth 
grade at Lightfoot Elementary School 
in Unionville, Virginia. 

When I reached my goal of making 
our company rhe largest in the 
industry, I felt there had to be more. 
I wanted to give back to the world, 
so I became a teacher. I chose the 
Mary Baldwin MAT program 
because of its approach to hands-on 
inquiry and learning and its flexibili- 
ty. The program had both a professor 
and a classroom teacher teaching. We 
had the practical application we 
could then use in our classrooms. 

Teaching is a much, much 
harder job than I've ever had before. 
It takes ,ill the skills I developed as a 
manager and many more. Being a 
reacher, you're really on stage with 
those kids, and you have to keep 
them interested and entertained. 
When someone isn't performing well 
in business, you can fire them, but 
you can't fire kids in the classroom. I 
think that I can really make a differ- 
ence. Ninety-five percent of the 
children here ride the school bus. 
More than 60 percent get free lunch- 
es. The children are individuals, and 
all have a gift that they bring. It's my 
job to try to find that particiJar gift 
and interest. 

Maria Morales, 

Roanoke, Virginia 
01, Business Administration 
Morales graduated seven years after she 
began taking classes with the Mary 
Baldwin Adult Degree Program. She is 
now working part time as the coordi- 
nator for religious education at her 
church, as well as home schooling one 
of her children. 

A lot of women look at me, knowing 
I finished my degree when I was 42, 



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and say, "If you can do it, I can do 
it." I give them hope that no matter 
how old they are, they can go back 
to school. That's a big satisfaction, 
personally. 

I took tvvo classes every semes- 
ter for seven years. I was nervous 
about the new subjects, the new 
environment, and with four chil- 
dren, I had to have time to study 
and keep up with the work. The 
first year, in Februar)', my daughter 
was diagnosed with juvenile dia- 
betes. For more than a month, I 
didn't pick up a book — and that's 
when I found out how flexible and 
supponive the Mar\- Baldwin 
teachers and advisors are. They told 
me not to worr)', to keep going. 

I have always hoped that my 
doing this would encourage my 
children to study and make that a 
prioriry. I was fortunate to get good 
grades, and I would show those to 
them and tell them, "If Mom can 
do it, you can do it. " If they come 
and tell me the\' don't understand 
something or they don't have time 
to do something, I tell them they 
have no excuse. I have five children 
now, I home school my third 
daughter, and I have plans to study 
to become a CPA. 

Susan Palmer, 

Lexington, Virginia 

'82, Political Science 

After graduating from MBC Susan 

Palmer earned a law degree from 

Washington & Lee and is now the 

associate dean for student ajfairs and 

admissions at W & L School of Law. 

I enrolled in the Adult Degree 
Program while I was working full 
time in law enforcement at the 
University of Maine. The Mar)' 
Baldwin alumnae magazine caught 
up with me, and here was this arti- 
cle about the ADP program. I 
thought this would be a cool way 
to finish my degree. The counselor 
from \Iar)' Baldwin offered to fly 
to Boston to talk to me, and we 
put a plan together. I finished a 



year later. 

Going through the .\DP 
made me a much better law stu- 
dent. Law school is tough, 
demanding and frustrating, and I 
am so glad I had the ADP experi- 
ence of being responsible for my 
own schedule. I think it has also 
made me more sympathetic as an 
admissions person to folks who 
have taken a more circuitous 
route, as I did. SLxt)'-six percent of 
law students don't come directly 
from college, and they have fami- 
lies, marriages, jobs, and concerns 
that traditional college students 
don't have. 

Greg Watts, Roanoke, \1rginia 
'96, International Relations 
Watts, vice president of R.L. Price 
Construction Company in Roanoke, 
VA, dropped out of Amherst College 
in 1969 due to illness and shortly 
thereafter went to work, married 
and started a family. He is now 
putting two of his three children 
through college. 

I had within me a tremendous 
need to [finish college]. I used to 
dream about it all the time. Mary 
Baldwin was the only thing avail- 
able to a working person, and it 
was a real opportunit}' for a first- 
class education. I continued to 
work full time and took an aver- 
age of two classes ever)' semester. 
Some were in Staunton, where a 
professor would meet me on 
Saturdays. One course was with a 
professor in Charlottes\'ille, sever- 
al were taken at the Continuing 
Education Center in Roanoke, 
and others I did on my own, with 
telephone conversations with pro- 
fessors. It wasn't hard for me to 
juggle this schedule at all. I was 
ver)' motivated, I loved writing 
papers, and I loved my field of 
study. Having a degree looks bet- 
ter on a resume, but the main 
motivation was personal. I count- 
ed my education a real privilege, 
and I was thrilled. 



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Twenty-Five Years Young 

This year the Adult Degree Program celebrates 25 years of pro\iding a 
full)- accredited liberal arts education to adult men and women. 

The program has grown from an initial class of eight women in 
the fall of 1 977 to a program of 29 lacult)' and staff members sening 
approximately 1000 fiiU- or part-time smdents. It is currendy offered at 
five regional centers in \^rginia: Charlottes\'ille, Richmond, Roanoke, 
Staimton, and Weyers Cave. A sixth site \vill open next year in Sterling, 
V'V. Each regional center is an extension of the fvIBC campus, complete 
with ftiU-rime factJt)' admors, classrooms, computer labs, and academic 
and administradve services. 



Happy 25th, ADP! 



ADP grads. save the following dates for ADP anniversary events in 
your region and a grand finale event at the Staunton campus. 

Charlottesville — Saturday, March 16, 2002 
Staunton/BRCC — Friday, April 5, 2002 
Richmond — Saturday, April 6, 2002 
Roanoke — Friday, April 26, 2002 



MBC campus — May 18, 2002 
(Homecoming/Commencement weekend) 



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ADULT 
DEeREE 




Winter 200 1--2002 • Marv Baldwn CoUesre Masazine 




"The former students of Mary Baldwin College are 
extraordinary people, and they are committed to 
making an extraordinary future for their college." 



— Cynthia H. Tyson, MBC President 



THE LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE: 



A $58 MILLION MA 
N MARY BALDWIN'S H 



It was to have been a lim- 
ited fund-raising initiative 
spurred by a $5 million 
challenge gift from Alice 
Tolley '66 and William H. 
Goodwin Jr. in the sum- 
mer of 1995. Anna Kate 
Hipp '63 and the Board 
of Trustees decided to 
highlight Mary Baldwin's 
strengths in the field of 
female leadership by nam- 
ing the fundraising efibrt 
the Leadership Initiative. 
They set the goal at $20 
million, and the chair for 
Phase I, Claire "Yum" 
Arnold '69, began gather- 
ing a group of volunteer 
fundraisers. 

By June 30, 1998, 
thanks to alumnae/i, cor- 
porations, foundations, 
faculty, staff, and friends 
of the college who 
increased their gifts and 
provided capital grants, 
the initial goal had been 
exceeded by $9 million. 
One alumna established a 



charitable lead trust with a 
market value of $22 mil- 
lion. The E. Rhodes and 
Leona B. Carpenter 
Foundation contributed a 
$2 million matching grant 
to endow the Health Care 
Administration program. 
After the success of 
these gifts, the college 
raised the Leadership 
Initiative's goal to $40 
million. More 
deferred gifts in the 
form of bequests, i 
trusts, and gift V 

annuities arrived; 
more grants were award- 
ed and more challenges 
made. Again loyal sup- 
porters rose to the 
challenge, and in October 



1^ 



Initiative Campaign 
focused on increasing sup- 
port for the college in 
three main areas: student 
support, program and fac- 
ulty development, and 
facilities and equipment. 
In the end, it went far 
beyond its original goals 
in all of these areas, 
enabling improvements 
that will benefit students 
id the broader col- 
lege community for 
generations to 



come. 

The college also 
set a goal of increasing the 
permanent endowment by 
$13 million. Pledges and 
gifts totaled nearly $ 1 7 
million by the end of the 



1 998 the college raised the campaign, allowing the 
goal to an unprecedented endowment to grow from 



$50 million. This made 
the Leadership Initiative 
the largest capital cam- 
paign to date among 
Virginia women's colleges. 
The Leadership 



$18.5 million in 1995 to 
almost $34 million in 
2001. 

In addition to gifts 
for endowment and capi- 
tal projects, the college 



RK 

I STO RY 

sought to increase aware- 
ness of the importance of 
annual giving by setting a 
$10 million goal for that. 
During the six-year cam- 
paign, donors contributed 
almost $13 million — 30 
percent over the goal. 

Byjune30, 2001, the 
last day of the campaign, 
the hardworking volun- 
teers and staff had 
brought total donations to 
$58,385,734.12. The 
endowment had increased 
76 percent; three build- 
ings had been renovated; a 
new residence hall is 
under construction; sci- 
entific equipment and 
technology had been 
upgraded with an 
emphasis on math, sci- 
ence and foreign 
languages; scholarships 
had been created and 
programs funded. It has 
been the most successful 
fundraising campaign in 
Mary Baldwin's history. 



"This campaign has made Mary Baldwin i 
college in the Commonwealth, the fastest 



Claire Lewis Arnold '69, Chair, MBC Board of 



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Highlights 



The campaign was kicked off by a 
cash gift of S5 million, later doubled 
to $10 million, from Alice ToUey '66 
and William H. Goodwin Jr. 
Bertie Deming Smith '46, a co- 
ftiunder of Murphy Oil, contributed 
the largest gift of the campaign. 
The Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges 
Visiting Artist/Scholar Endowment 
Fund was established through the gifts 
of numerous classmates and friends of 
Liddy Doenges '63. 
Eight alumnae led by Anna Kate Reid 
Hipp '63 and Claire Lewis Arnold '69 
established the S2 million Cynthia 
Haldenby Tyson Endowment for 
Leadership Development. 
Gordon and Mary Beth Smyth '47 



funded the annual Smyth 
Leadership Lecture Series and the 
Smyth Business Program, provided 
scholarship funds, and provided for 
establishment of a professorship in 
business administration. 

• The Carpenter Foundation provided 

S2 million to endow the Health 
Care Administration program, mak- 
ing it the only fully endowed 
undergraduate health care adminis- 
tration program in the country. 

• The Carpenter Foimdation Rmded an 
endowment for the college chaplaincy 
and the Quest Program tor academic 
and individual faith exploration. 

• The Malone Famil}' Foundation estab- 
lished a S2 million endowment for 
scholarships for the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted. 



top left: Malone Scholarship recipient Latana Hoke '04, 
from Haiku, Hawaii 

top right: Sarah Layne '02 uses the Language Laboratory funded 
by the Leadership Initiative to further her study of Spanish. 



College, already the largest women's 
growing women's college in Virginia." 

Trustees and Phase I of the Leadership Initiative 

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Leadership Initiative Highligtits continued 

Buildings and Facilities Campaign Totals 



• Faculty members Elizabeth and 
Hampton H. Hairfield Jr. led an 
effort to recognize academic achieve- 
ment by MBC students. They 
committed to increasing scholarships 
through the Charles E. Rutenber and 
James B. Patrick Endowment tor 
Excellence in Chemistry and Physics. 

• IBM, spurred by an alumna contact, 
donated services, equipment, and cash 

li in excess of $400,000, as well as pro- 

viding an executive-on-loan to serve 
i on the MBC faculty for 18 months. 

• Hunter W. Henry Jr., former presi- 
dent of Dow USA and executive vice 
president of the DOW Chemical 
Company, and an alumnus of the 
Staunton Military Academy, 
endowed scholarships and provided 
major funding tor a museum on 
campus featuring SMA and Mary 
Baldwin's Virginia Women's Institute 
for Leadership. 

• Rita Dove, former poet laureate of the 
United States, designated her $50,000 
Frontrunner Award trom the Sara Lee 
Foundation tor scholarships for 
minority math and science students in 
the Program for the Exceptionally 
Gifted. 

• A charitable trust of $ 1 million was 
created by Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Koogler, 
parents of Mary Baldwin alumna and 
faculty member Terry Southerington 
'72, to provide scholarships in memo- 
ry of their late son Edward Lyle 
Koogler. 

• Mr. and Mrs. William Morris, parents 
of Susan Morris Baker '90, gave a mil- 
lion-dollar gift to the endowment 
through their family newspaper busi- 
ness, the Morris Communications 
Corporation. 

• The Teagle Foundation provided a 
grant for the improvement ot student 
services and retention. 



1996 

MBC Alumnae Association reno- 
vates Spencer Lounge. 

1996-97 

Project Excel provides technology 
upgrades, including new and updat- 
ed computer laboratories and 
equipment. Pearce Science Center 
upgrades begin. State-of-the-art 
Language Laboratory opens in 
Wenger Hall. 

1998 

McClung Residence hall reopens 
after renovations and a discovery of 
Mary Julia Baldwin's home. 

1998 

The Administration Building, built 
in 1844, is rededicated after months 
of work to modernize, rehabilitate, 
and redecorate it. 

1999-2000 

Martha Stackhouse Grafton Library 
undergoes its first major renovation, 
including major technology 
upgrades. 

2001 

Demolition of North and South 
Bailey Halls begins in late summer in 
preparation for the construction of 
new quarters for the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted. Completion ot 
new PEG living and office space is 
scheduled for the beginning of the 
2002-2003 school year. 



Endowment 

Health Care Administration $3 

million 
Leadership Programming $2 mil- 
lion 
Math/Science Professorship 

$600,000 
Chaplaincy $1.75 million 
Math/Science Scholarships $2.1 

million 
Other Scholarships $37 million 
Scientific/Technology Equipment 

$500,000 
Unrestricted $2.2 million 
Other Endowed Funds $845,000 

Capital Projects 

Administration & McClung 
Renovation $4 million 

Pearce Science Center 
Renovation $750,000 

Grafton Library Renovation 
$500,000 

Technology Initiative $1.1 mil- 
lion 

Residence Hall Renovations $3 
million 

College Operations 

Annual Giving and Current 

Funds $12.8 million 
Not Yet Designated $400,000 

Deferred Gifts 

(current value) $19.1 million 

Grand Total 

$58.4 million 

Biggest surprise 
of the Campaign 

Volunteer involvement and success. 
Sixty-six volunteers worked on the 
campaign; 56 of these were women. 



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Maxiiie KiLinin — 

:2(J01-:200"2 Elizatetli Kirkpa trick Doenges Scholar 




Maxine Kumin 



Poet and writer Maxine Kumin, 
the 2001-2002 Elizabeth 
Kirkpatrick Doenges Scholar, was 
in residence at Marv" Baldwin for 
a week this fall and will return for 
May Term. Life on her farm, 
PoBiz Farm, is an important sub- 
ject in her poetrv^ and nonficuon. 
Writer Enid Shomer describes the 
place as "two hundred craggy 
acres of second-growth woodland 
and granite outcrop in Warner 
(population 2,000), New 
Hampshire. Her[Kimiin's] ofGce 
is situated on the second floor of 



a post-and-beam construction 
wood farmhouse that dates back 
to 1800. ... Kumin works with 
her back to the window and its 
view of the bam just opposite, 
which houses her four horses 
and a comfortable caretaker 
apartment." 

Maxine Kumin was bom in 
Philadelphia in 1923. She earned 
her BA. and MA. from Radcliffe 
College and has published 12 
books of poetry, including Up 
Coimtry: Poenis ofNeiu England, 
for which she received the Pulitzer 



Prize. She is also the author of 
five novels, a collection of short 
stories, more than 20 children's 
books, and four books of essays. 
She has received numerous 
awards, including the Aiken 
Taylor Award for Modem Poetry, 
as well as fellowships from the 
Academy of American Poets, and 
the National Council on the Arts. 
She has served as Poet Laureate of 
New Hampshire and is a former 
chancellor of The Academy of 
American Poets. 




Excerpts from a June Jonnial 



June 20, 1995 

A perfectly average ho- 
hiim sort of day. My tone here 
is ironic: the elderly walk- 
behind Gravely tractor I've 
been begging my husband 
Mctor to replace has seized up 
once again. After two trips to 
Concord for "parts" — myste- 
rious bit-by-bir replacement of 
innards — it ran brilliandy for 
three days. Our once-in-a- 
while hired hand was to attack 
the back fields with it today, 
and today, of course, it refuses 
to turn over. ... 

I spent mv usual hour in 
the sarden this morning. 



papering and mulching my 
corn rows. The staid old Neiu 
York Times has started using 
color illustrarions in the Book 
Review, but I am relieved to 
read in Organic Gardening that 
these dyes are safe to use for 
bedding plants. I save my 
Book Revieius most of the year 
as the width of the pages 
opened out fits perfecdy 
between stalks. I mulch on top 
of the paper with spoiled hay 
sweepings, also saved ail year 
from the barn floor. ... 

I love getting up to the 

garden early, while the thrush- 
es are singing their hearts out 
and a flurr\^ of warblers can be 



by Maxine Kumin 

seen high in the trees. Now 
that everything has leafed out, 
I have to rely on ear rather 
than eve to idenrif}' the rose- 
breasted grosbeak, cardinal, 
catbird, and so on. Squatting 
in the garden, sitting on the 
edge of one raised bed while I 
work on the next, is my serene 
and private time. While my 
hands are working my brain is 
also busy, ruminating, fanta- 
sizing, opening out like 
nasturtium buds. 

A steadier rain is falling 
now. V. has gone faithfully out 
in the rain to scrub out and 
refill the bathtub in the 
Elvsian Field for whatever 



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horses spend the night there. He 
will eventually come in 
drenched, shuck his clothes, 
shower, find dry and equally tat- 
tered jeans and shirt, and tuck 
into an enormous lunch. 
Somehow he keeps his good 
humor in the teeth of the total 
firustration inanimate objects can 
breed in a person. I think he 
burned his fury out yesterday on 
this machine. I would have 
pitched it into the gully years 
ago. And now, magically! The 
welcome roar of the motor! But 
of course it's too wet to mow 
now, anyway. 

June 26 

Mammoth mowings have 
taken place and will, it is hoped, 
continue, until the last of our fif- 
teen acres of forage pasture have 
been brushed out down to the 
fence lines. My heart leaps up at 
the sight of tidily mowed pas- 
ture, green and sweet for the 
grazing. In my former life I am 



convinced I was one of the herd, 
head down in the grasses, mes- 
merized by appetite and instinct. 
How I love my living landscape! 
The rest of our 170 acres consists 
of craggy forest, granite outcrop- 
pings and punishing hills. Deep 
woods bring their own sort of 
fulfillment, but strict fields glad- 
den me more. 

June 28 

To my surprise and delight, 
I've written a new poem, the first 
in several months. It came up 
out of the void, built from a few 
oracular notes taken weeks, even 
months apart, scribbled on 
notepads from different motels, 
one in Washington, DC, another 
in Missouri, as well as some lines 
I jotted while I was teaching in 
Southern California. I've put it 
through about five drafts now 
and feel pretty confident that I've 
got it right, particularly as a new 
finale and a title arrived unbe- 
spoke while I was typing the last 



draft. There is no pleasure com- 
parable to the secret pleasure of a 
new and gratifying poem, a 
poem that feels complete with- 
out problems, a poem that 
emerged mysteriously, blindly 
growing its own connective tis- 
sue as it evolved. If I'm lucky I 
may fmd another new poem to 
chew on, as one poem tends to 
beget another. Howard Nemerov 
always said that his poems sur- 
faced in groups, like cluster 
headaches, so I will try to be 
patiently attentive. 

June 29 

The month is drawing to a 
close, the days are growing short- 
er — already! — we have not 
swum yet in our magical three- 
quarter acre pond, so it can't be 
full summer, yet the garden is 
safely in hand, houseguests are 
beginning to sprout as they 
always do at this season, and I 
have the beginnings of a suntan. 
We are still single-mindedly pur- 



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suing the same goals of fecund 
garden, safe pastures, healths- 
horses. I've begun a second 
poem, which resists me, but I 
think it will e\"entuall}' come 
right.... 

June 30 

The actual date of our 
anniversar)' has come and gone 
(yesterday) and V. is now telling 
everj'one that we've embarked on 
our second half-centur\' together. 
We had a perfecdy ordinar}' day: 
he mowed, I mowed; he took his 
horse for a longish hack, I picked 
snow peas and organized dinner, 
celebratory with son, daughter- 
in-law, their six-year-old son 
Noah, and her father and step- 
mother and aunt, an event made 
special with lobster and a salad of 
three kinds of our own lettuce. I 
even found space to work on the 
recalcitrant poem a while. 

I am grateful for everj^ such 
ordinar}' day, knowing that these 
wiU draw to a close somewhere 
beyond our seeing. I hope to go 
on picking vegetables, pulling 
bindweed out of the fields (the 
recalcitrant poem's subject), 
enjopng the birds, the dogs, 
even our elderly cat, whose J 

last season this likely will be. 
I had a long long-distance con- 
versation with my friend in 
Bucks County whose kitten this 
cat was twenty-one 
years ago. At age 
eighD,'-two my firiend is 
still breeding her mares, 
tending three stallions, 
livins; in dishevelment but 



with ongoing zest, and is now 
writing her memoir. I know it 
will be a fascinating account 
from her pearlv childhood on 
Park Avenue through the several 
marriages, the eternal commit- 
ment to dogs and horses and any 
wandering critter that crosses her 
path. I admire her tenacity and 
wit and hope she can go on 
doing what she's doing as long as 
she wishes. We have a consider- 
able histot}' together, beginning 
in 1 976 when she showed up in 
one of my classes at Princeton 
with her eccentric and quite 
extraordinan' poems. ^And I sup- 
pose a tribute to friendship is a 
good wav to close out this 
month's entries, a tribute to 
enduring relationships in general, 
to the lo\'alt}- that underlies 
them. Going on is, after all, the 
ultimate pleasure of our lives. 




Excerpted from Always Beginning 
Copper Canyon Press, 2000 

History Lesson 

For Steven 

You were begotten in a vague war. 
American planes ran their fingers 
through the sk\- between truces 
as vour daddv crossed parallels 
to plant vou as bald as an onion 
in 1954. 

Two years later \-ou sailed 

vou think you remember 

on a converted troopship full 

of new wives and wet pants while 

the plum pits of your mother's eyes 

wobbled and threatened to come loose. 

After that there were knots to undo 

in vour absent father's GI work boots 

and the sounds of night robbers 

cantering up the staircase 

ransacking the rooming house 

where vou lived with your almond-eyed mother. 

When thev whisked her away in a bedroU 

of lipstick and false eyelashes, 

the landlady sent for the cops. 

AU the way to your first state school 

a stoic, age sbc-and-a-half 

vou plaved games with the sergeants handcuffs. 

It is true that we lie down on co\\'flops 
praying they'll turn into pillows. 
It is true that our mothers explode 
out of the snowballs of dreams 
or speak to us down the chimney 
saving our names above the wind. 

That a man may be free of his ghosts 
he must return to them like a garden. 
He must put his hands in the sweet rot 
uprooung the turnips, washing them 
tying them into bundles 
and shouldering the whole load to market. 

— Alaxine Kumin 



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Talking with IVIaty Baldwin women about the n 




Wmen 



by Barbara Lachman 



Creativity 

nan ^ 



Man Balilwin Cdllciji' Mauiiziiif • WinhT :i(l()l-:l(l(l-J 



waning and the place of creativity in tlieir lives 




(I to r) Debbie Hunter '93, Martha Matthews '64. °at Fs^ie- McHcId 63 Kn5:a H:- : 02 



Nearly a year ago I began research for a new booL The 
woman I have in mind for a biography is Abbie 
Huston Evans, a great, unsung American poet. Months 
later, her life is still a mraer}- to me. She left no heirs, had no 
children, never married. In spite of an Authors Querv" in The 
New York Times Book Review, I stiU haven t located substantial 
archival marerials. 

Evans died in 1983 at the age of 101 in Philadelphia, where 
she had lived and taught for over 20 vears at the Setdement 
Music School. The school archi\'isc unearthed for me photo- 
copies of four brief newspaper ardcles honoring her in her old 
age for poetri-, articles I had seen and read before. Edna St. 
Mncent Millay wTote the foreword to the first of three slim vol- 
umes of poeny^ that Evans published, and I found a few leaers 
from Evans among Millay s unprocessed papers. What is it about 
this woman that so intrigues me? 

Evans 'WTOte about m^-steries greater than she or I or any 
individual person. A New Englander by birth and upbringing. 



she wTOte among other things about a stone wall. What is the 
span of 1 1 years compared with that of a stone wall, of the 
individual stones that make up that wall? 

IDwellers imderground 

Dragged up to the air 

Lie out and plot together 

Against ahen glare. 

Back to darkness sinking 

At a pace too slow 

For man's eves to mark, less 

Swift than shells grow. 

Thirty-five years ago my lite took a sharp turn. I became fas- 
cinated with a IZth-centur}^ German woman vv'ho composed 
music. Shepherding a group of women in a CathoHc 
Benedictine communit}-, she experienced exhilarating but 
exhausting visions and Uved to be 81. She was wondrously pro- 
lific, but she didn't begin making a record of her work until she 
was 43 years of age; then she dictated her work in Latin to a 



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Hildegard of Bingen 



devoted male secretary. Since I had forgot- 
ten most of my Latin, I relearned it; I 
studied and sang medieval music, researched 
women's monasticism, translated the texts, 
and sang her songs. I got an M.A. in theolo- 
gy, then a fellowship to complete the course 
work for a Ph.D. in world music and to 
write a dissertation about this woman, 
Hildegard of Bingen. 

She had no children, was never mar- 
ried, left no heirs. She was an abbess. 
Consumed with expressing the mysteries of 
the universe in her music, she wrote about 
spans of time that stretched back to Genesis. 
Abbie Evans writes of stones whose origins 
stretch back millennia in geologic time. How 
could I not be intrigued by women who 
have such visions and live such long, creative 
lives? I began to think about the whole area of creativity in the 
lives of women — what it means, and how it fits into a busy life 
and the need to make a living. 

In the heady days of the 1970s and into the early '80s, peo- 
ple were just "discovering" that at least from the time of Sappho, 
there have been outstanding women poets, painters, and com- 
posers. We spoke of them as role models. They inspired us. We 
held conferences about such women, wrote papers about them, 
and encouraged one another to write biographies of them, trans- 
lating their works into English to make their lives and works 
accessible to future generations. 

During this time, women who had dreamed of becoming 
professionals began entering law schools, business schools, med- 
ical schools, and seminaries in great numbers. What were 
considered closed bastions of male power at the beginning of the 
20th century have been forever changed. The fields of family law 
and early childhood education have come about largely through 
the leadership of women; medical research has taken new direc- 
tions due to the influence of women. 

Long gone are the days when a liberal arts degree primarily 
ensured that a woman was qualified as a bona fide culture-bearer 
to fliture husband and children. Women go to school these days 
to acquire the skills to support themselves, knowing that further 
education can qualify them for work that is more to their liking 
and closer to their interests and talents. As opposed to women of 
previous centuries, they are able to make rational decisions and 
informed choices about their lives. 

However, while not all professions provide equal pay for 
women, they all demand equal time. To become junior partner 
in a law firm requires 50 to 60 hours a week, regardless of gen- 
der. The demands of such long hours, congested commutes, and 
highly competitive workplaces belie what my friends and I had 
in mind as we searched for role models in the 70s. We envi- 
sioned a world in which part-time work for both women and 
men would be the norm, where employers would realize the 



benefits of job-sharing, where men and women 
would have equal time for child-rearing. Our hope 
was that everyone would be left with the leisure 
that is essential for creativity. Were we simply 
Utopian dreamers? 

While having the freedom to pursue a profes- 
sional career is of vital importance to women of 
this century, equally important is wholeness — 
integrity as a human being. Especially for those 
women wishing to pursue a creative vocation 
rather than, or in addition to, a job, a certain inde- 
pendence and self-sufficiency is required. This is 
the part hardest won. In her book Wouldn't Take 
Nothing for my Journey Now, writer Maya Angelou 
says, "The woman who survives intact and happy 
must be at once tender and tough. She must have 
convinced herself or be in the unending process of 
convincing herself that she, her values, and her 
choices are important." 

In the times when (with those rare, starding exceptions) the 
artists were all men and the caretakers all women, Rilke neglect- 
ed to attend his daughters wedding, Beethoven never married, 
and Gaugin simply left his wife and children to pursue his art. 
Less-than-human solutions to the creative life! 

I view with some alarm the fact that the women 1 have so 
far lived with over time and written about in some detail have 
been either single — as in the case of Hildegard of Bingen and 
Abbie Huston Evans — or childless, as in the case of William 
Blake's wife Catherine, whose biography I recently completed. 
Catherine's entire education and adult life was first an immer- 
sion, then participation in the art, poetry, and visions of a 
universe created by her husband's active imagination. 

And so, questions are legion for a woman desiring to express 
creatively a deep, inner voice, perhaps more so today than ever 
before. Is it possible to nurture and educate children — even a 
single child — follow some professional career, and listen to the 
inner voice at the same time? Would it be wiser and more hon- 
est to advise young women never to expect to earn a living at 
art, but rather to prepare themselves for earning a living in a 
field entirely separate from their creative aspirations? 
In 1961, Abbie Huston Evans advised: 

To a Poet Yet Unborn 

Attempt what's perpendicular. Scale what's impossible. 

Try the knife edge between two voids; look into both abysses. 

Bring back some work of wordlessness if strength enough is in you. 

Write doggedly of dizzying things; with small implacable digits 

Delimit space to fit the brain, that it may bulk and be. 

No one but you can help us much. Subdue what blasts. Dare do it. 

Ride formlessness, word wordlessness. Be not aghast. Be poet. 

Searching for answers to some of my questions, I spoke 
with six women following cteative pursuits. 

Martha Matthews '64 has had a long career as a fiber artist. 



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"All creativity comes from the same source... whether it be in the performing arts, putting together 
a truly creative household or community, or facilitating the projects of others. Being truly creative... 
is having "the willingness and ability to color outside the lines, and to get others to join you." 



especially weaving large, realistic tapestries in the traditional 
way but with contemporary images. She describes herself as the 
kind of artist who "can't not make things." Mother of two, she 
at one time tried teaching pre-school "because in pre-school 
they're still so creative, but it sucked up all the energy; there 
wasn't enough time to be mom and wife, teach, and still do art. 
I chose art over teaching." Matthews freely admits that she's 
been fortunate to have a husband who supported her, and that 
they both "chose to live in a way that didn't demand more." 

Matthews commented that historically "artists have never 
supported themselves entirely with their work. In the past, it 
was the church that provided support; now, it is the university 
system." On the other hand, Debbie Hunter '93, music direc- 
tor at an Episcopal church and responsible for several choirs, 
playing the organ, and special music programs for 20 years, says 
she's been "lucky enough to earn a salary at music over the 
years." 

Hunter originally turned to music simply as a way of sup- 
plementing the family income and having time to be at home 
with her two young children. When Hunter went back to 
school in her early 30s and worked on her final project under 
Professor Emeritus of Theatre Fletcher Collins, certain negative 
experiences with music in the past gave way to a new apprecia- 
tion for its place in her life. Her experience as a performing 
musician changed dramatically into something she now 
describes as "marvelous." Hunter's husband is a painter and 
musician. She thinks their combined interests and life together 
"have helped create a poetic life for us and for our kids." 

Pat Fisher McHold '63 graduated from MBC with a degree 
in medical technology, a field in which she worked part time 
until, with two small children and a husband very busy in a 
medical residency, she began with a friend "doing something 
that no one else would know about" — taking classes at the 
Baltimore Museum of Art. There she realized just how much 
she loved painting. 

Over the years, and with two additional children, McHold 
continued to study painting. At the Maryland Institute, she 
began classes toward an art therapy degree. What she noticed in 
time, however, was that "as various artist-friends became art 
therapists, they stopped their own painting. You can't paint and 
be an art therapist too; there's only a certain amount of energy," 
so she decided against that field. 

Eventually, McHold was invited to teach art. This became 
a wonderful adjunct to her work as a painter. She developed a 
way of protecting time for her painting, she said, although it 
took her children a long time to be able to understand painting 
as her work. 

Krista Honig '02, a studio art major with graphic arts 



emphasis, comes from a whole extended famiy of creative 
artists, especially the women. A person who needs time to sit 
and think in order to create, Honig is concerned about fitting 
creative work into her life after she graduates. "If I don't have 
time now, at college, what will I do later?" she says. 

Common themes among these women were the necessity 
of making good choices and of making them over and over 
again, and the advantage of finding a mentor. Speaking of 
Fletcher Collins' role in her life. Professor of Theatre Virginia 
Francisco said, "We weren't allowed to fail. As a mentor, one of 
Fletcher's gifi:s was having that general confidence that we were 
who we said, or thought, we were." 

Francisco said of her students today, "I think they perceive 
of themselves as already being artists, and I think that's true — 
whether that means as stage managers, actors, or directors. 
What they're naive about is the high cost of actualizing it — 
this they have to do again and again. It takes a lifetime to learn 
to implement it." 

Playwright Margaret Collins, author of 1 2 plays, wife of 
Fletcher Collins, and mother of four grown sons, cautioned 
against defining creativity too narrowly. She pointed out that 
creativity also includes "putting all the pieces together," whether 
presiding over a household or making a production work. She 
said, "You have to keep asking, and knowing, Where are you? 
What do you care about? How clear are you in your own 
yearnings and desires? What's your ambition? Do you want 
fame and fortune or something else? When you first get out of 
college, whatever is current has vitality and has the blessing of 
the culture, so you take it. But very soon you need to open the 
box and make your own choices." In her case, always having 
complete approval from both parents, each in very different 
ways, was "one of the big blessings; it gives confidence for mak- 
ing choices." 

Francisco agreed about choices, saying, "You make a choice 
to open the box. Make a different choice, and you become a 
different person." Not only are decisions important because 
they either open or close doors, but also because they begin to 
define who you are. 

"All creativity comes from the same source," Francisco 
commented, whether it be in the performing arts, putting 
together a truly creative household or community, or facilitat- 
ing the projects of others. Being truly creative, she said, is 
having "the willingness and ability to color outside the lines, 
and to get others to join you." 

Barbara Lachman has written three books of creative nonfiction: Voices for 
Catherine Blake; Hildegard, The Last Year; and The Journal of Hildegard of 
Bingen. From her home in Lexington, VA, she writes middle school art, literature, 
atid music lessons for Baltimore Curriculum Project. 



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REFLECTIONS FOR A LIFETIME 

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May 17-19, 2002 

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ALUMNAE/I AS,SOCIATION 

PRESIDENT'S LETTER 

Another school year is in progress, and as you've been reading, 
there is much positive news to report from your alma mater. The 
Staunton campus is hopping these days, as are the regional centers. 
It's all that those of us who work here can do to keep up. These are 
exciting times, and it's wonderful to be a part of writing a new 
chapter of Mary Baldwin's history. 

Your Alumnae/i Association Board has been hard at work 
preparing for 2001-2002. We are working now on an exciting pro- 
ject — landscaping the area around the campus's most visible icon, 
Lyda B. Hunt Hall. Thanks to a generous donation from one of 
our own board members, Janet Russell Steelman '52, and monies 
raised from Sampler sales, our beautiful hillside will glow year 
'round with seasonal flowers and shrubs. 

As a service to the college, the Alumnae/i Association recently 
purchased traveling display units for the admissions staff and for 
faculty in our regional centers. Both groups expressed gratitude for 
these backboards, which are essential for polished and professional 
recruiting at college and corporate fairs. 

Another wonderful project funded by Sampler purchases is 
the Leisure Reading Collection in Grafton Library. Faculty, staff, 
and students appreciate having access to current bestsellers, and this 
is made possible through your Alumnae/i Association. 

As you do your holiday shopping, please consider the 
unique MBC items on the following pages. Mary Baldwin 
College Gift Shop — formerly the Sampler — offers easy, one- 
stop shopping. Check out Gift Shop selections in every issue of 
the Mary Baldivin College Magazine and Columns, and on-line at 
wiuw. mbc. edii/alumnae/giftshop 

Happy shopping, and have a good year! 



Cathy Ferris McPherson 78 




ALUMNAE/I 

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Beware of Estate Planning Mistakes! 

An astonishingly large number of people are unaware ot the power 
of estate planning and the high cost of failing to plan properly. 
Send for our brochure on Estate Planning Mistakes today, obliga- 
tion free, and learn how to better plan for your future. 

Martha Masters '69, Director of Development, 

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401 

1-800-622-4255. 

□ Please send me the free brochure. 

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Through the article "A Burden 
Shared — MBC Speaks Out 
on Breast Cancer" in the fall 
2000 Mary Baldwin 
Magazine, the college 
launched The Full Circle. The 
network is designed to con- 
nect Mary Baldwin women 
who have experienced breast 
cancer with alumnae who 
currently battle the disease. 
In the article, five alumnae 
and staff shared their stories, 
leading the way for others 
who have since volunteered 
support. 

If you have been diagnosed 
with breast cancer and would 



like to contact a supportive 
friend through this network, 
please call the 

Office of Alumnae/i Activities 
at 800-763-7359. 
If you are a breast cancer sur- 
vivor who would like to serve 
as a supportive friend for 
alumnae diagnosed with 
breast cancer, please send 
your contact information to: 

The Full Circle 

Office of Alumnae/i Activities 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, VA 24401 

or e-mail: alumnae@mbc.edu 

and include "The Full Circle" 

in the subject line. 



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CLASS 

NOTES 



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and the Mary Baldwin 

College Magazine are 

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1926 

MARY "HELEN" BAYLOR McNeer has 

been a resident of Dunlop House, an 
assisted living center in Colonial 
Heights VA, since April 2000, Helen 
plays bridge on a regular basis and 
goes on local outings with other resi- 
dents. She remembers with fondness 
riding the train from Bluefield VA to 
Mary Baldwin in the 1920s While 
attending the college, she played bas- 
ketball and tennis, and was a member 
of The Cotillion Club, 

1938 

ELIZABETH "DEDIE" PERROW 
Adamson recently sent a letter remi- 
niscing about her years at Mary 
Baldwin College, Dedie wrote, "My four 
years at MBC, with UVA across the 
mountain, and W&L and VMI down the 
road,,, it was a wonderful care-free 
time," Dedie's husband died in 1970 
and she continues to live in the family 
home in Richmond VA with one "four- 
legged child." Visitors would be most 
welcome. 

1942 

KATHRYN "KAY" POERSCHKE Stevens 

and husband Garth of Maples FL had a 
wonderful time cruising through the 
Panama Canal to the west coast of 
South America. She said they even 
"huffed and puffed" their way up to 
Machu Picchu in Peru. Kay reports that 
all of her children are doing well and 
the grandchildren are now getting mar- 
ried. 

1947 

VIRGINIA WARNER Louisell of 

Whitestone VA was recently awarded 
the Distinguished Alumnae/i Award 
from Stuart Hall School in Staunton VA. 
The award is the highest honor an 



alumna/us can receive for contributions 
to the school. 

1948 

MARGARET GETTY Wilson is actively 
involved with animal-assisted therapy in 
hospitals, assisted living, and nursing 
homes in the Richmond VA area. She is 
very proud of her English springer 
spaniel who is a registered international 
therapy dog. (see article, p. 34 ) 

1949 

GWENDOLYN "GWEN" AUSTIN 
Brammer and husband Harold of 
Highlands NC continue to travel in their 
motor home, spending winter months 
in Florida and summer months in the 
mountains of Morth Carolina, where 
they enioy their home, church, and 
community. Gwen's latest endeavor is 
teaching English as a second language. 
While teaching is a lot of fun. she says 
her greatest |oy is her three grandchil- 
dren, who visit often, Gwen enjoyed 
reading the article about daughter 
KAREN AUSTIN 72 that appeared in 
winter '01 Columns. 

BARBARA MINTER Barnes and hus- 
band Jim love their second home in 
Virginia Beach VA, They especially 
en|oy their neighbors, the sun, and the 
seafood. She says they travel from 
Arlington, stay at the beach for a few 
weeks, and then come "home" again, 
which makes each visit seem like a real 
vacation, Barbara welcomes anyone in 
the vicinity to call or visit. 



1953 

NANCY WAYNE Hendricks of Huntsville 
AL enioyed a chance meeting with 
HELEN HEIM Thompson on May 22, 

2001. Nancy was volunteering at 
Harrison Brothers, on the National 
Register of Historic Places, when Helen, 
who was in town attending a confer- 
ence at the Child Advocacy Center, 
came in to see the building. The two 
classmates look forward to visiting with 
each other again this year 

1961 

MARY CLOUD HAMILTON 
Hollingshead enjoyed having lunch 
with Mary E. Humphreys, professor 
emerita of biology, in Berlin MD. She 
was traveling home to Clarksborough 
NJ after attending her 40th reunion at 
Mary Baldwin College in May 2001 . 

1967 

EMILY WRIGHT Mallory and husband 
Brooke of Roanoke VA have had an 
eventful year Daughter Julia and her 
husband presented them with their first 
grandchild, Joseph Graham Craven, 
born November 1, 2000. Emily and 
Brooke were happy to "play nanny" to 
Joseph this past summer while Julia 
finished her Ph.D. in genetics at UNC 
Chapel Hill. The family celebrated the 
wedding of son Bo to Lisa Fernald on 
May 12, 2001. in York Beach MA. Bo 
and Lisa reside in North Carolina, 
where Bo is the environmental educa- 
tion director for Montreal Conference 
Center Emily also reports that Brooke 
retired as director of the Child 
Development Clinic in Roanoke in May 
2001. 



1969 

CAROL ALSPAUGH Denton of Dallas TX 
left Arthur Andersen to |Oin a smaller 
consulting firm, Drake Beam Morin 
Inc., as regional vice president for the 
Atlantic States. One of her offices is 
located in Richmond, and she enioys 
spending time in Virginia. Carol reports 
that son Brad is a sophomore studying 
engineering and computer science at 
the University of Texas, and daughter 
Merritt graduated in June from The 
Hockaday School in Dallas. 

1972 

JILL BUTLER Pendleton of Roanoke VA 
loined SARAH CROCKETT Eggleson 
and KATHY YOUNG Wetsel in New York 
City this summer to see the Broadway 
production of Bells Are Ringing. Jill 
writes that seeing the production 
brought back many wonderful memo- 
ries of their sophomore show. 

PATRICIA GARCIA Roche resides in 
Redding CA and works as manager of 
marketing for Placer Title Company. 
She says she's now an "empty nester" 
with daughter Kelly attending her first 
semester at Rutgers University on a 
swim scholarship, while son Taylor is in 
his junior year studying engineering at 
University of California at Davis, 
Patricia hopes to visit Mary Baldwin 
College in the near future. 

JEANNE JACKSON of Birmingham AL is 
director of the Hess Center for 
Leadership and Service at Birmingham- 
Southern College, and was recently 
named as the college's representative 
on the Associated Colleges of the 
South's Environmental Committee for 
2001-02, 



1952 

MARY LAMONT Wade of Richmond VA was honored on 

May 8, 2001, when a garden constructed 

Bin Short Pump Park was dedicated in 
appreciation of her service as the Three 
Chopt District representative on the 
Henrico County Planning Commission 
from 1980 to 1999, The garden's site is 
adjacent to the old Short Pump School, 
which Mary and a team of developers 
and county officials helped to save when 
an apartment complex was planned for construction on the 
school's property in the mid-1 990's, The school was trans- 
ported to a new location, renovated, and now serves as a 
museum. As class reunion chair for several years, recipient 
of the Emily Smith Medallion in 1971, member of the 
Alumnae Board 1977-79, and 1976-78 Alumnae Association 
president, Mary has generously served her alma mater, as 
well as her connmunity. 



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on July 18, 2001, are (I to r) MARY LAMONT Wade '52. 
JANET RUSSELL Sleelman, GWENDOLYN "GWEN" COOP- 
ER Wamsley '55, and MARY "MARY SUE" GOCHENOUR 
Fowlkes '50 

Editor's Note: We were saddened to learn that Mary Lamont 
Wade '52 passed away on October 9, 2001. 



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On her way home to Clarksborough NJ after 
attending her 40th reunion at IVIary Baldwin 
College in May 2001, IVIARY CLOUD HAMILTON 
Hoilingshead '61 (I) enjoyed having lunch with 
Faculty Emerita Mary E. Humphreys (r) in 
Berlin MD. 



1981 classmates having a great time on campus for their 
20th reunion in May 2001 are (front row, I to r) IVIARY WRAY 
Conner KATHERINE KETCHUM LeDoyen SARAH BETH 
SNEAD Lankford, (back row, I to r) MARION POWELL Pace, 
KATHY HUNT Marlon, DOUGLAS MONCURE Butler ELIZA- 
BETH "BETSY' GATES Moore, and JEAN "JEANIE " 
HUFFMAN Carter 



Having fun shopping in historic downtov/n Fredericksburg VA while vis- 
iting with AMY HOWE Wiedle '89 in June 2000 are classmates (I to r) 
PATRICIA 'TRISH ■ MCNABB Shilling, Amy INGRID ERICKSON Vax, 
SUZANNE GARNDER Spitz and TINA WARWICK Fitzgerald 



1973 



VIRGINIA "RUTH ' TUHLE 
Williams of Flora MS had her first 
book publisheij by Random House 
in June 2000, Younger Than That 
Now, co-authored with Jeff 
Durstewitz, recounts 30 years of 
the authors' lives, from 
1969-1999. and includes time 
spent by Williams at Mary Baldwin 
College. The paperback was 
released in June of this year and 
won the Mississippi Institute of 
Arts and Letters Non-Fiction Award 
for 2000, The cover of Younger 
Than That Now reads. "He was a 
rabble-rousing New York high 
school senior. She was a fiercely 
proud daughter of the Deep South, 
In 1969 these two strangers 
exchanged angry letters, igniting a 
lifetime friendship and an extraor- 
dinary personal chronicle of our 
times." People magazine's review 
says the book is "[A] small master- 
piece ... a tell-all memoir by two 
nobodies that's as involving as any 
celebrity expose." 



1975 

FLORENCE "DEE" BRANDON Allison 

of Barboursville VA was awarded the 
opportunity to study abroad for four 
weeks this past July in Angers France. 
The scholar-in-residence award was 
given by the Center for the Liberal Arts 
at the University of Virginia, and provid- 
ed a course of study that emphasized 
spoken and written French, as well as 
French literature and civilization. Dee 
teaches French at William Monroe 
Middle School in Stanardsville VA. 

1977 

ANN CALHOUN Dent of Panama City FL 
is a proprietor of Cuvee Beach, a 
restaurant located in both Destin and 
Panama City. Ann and her business 
partners were featured in an article 
about Cuvee Beach, which appeared in 
the July 2001 issue of Southern Living. 
She said they had a lot of fun during 
the interview. 



1979 

SARAH "SALLY" WAY Speaker and 

husband Gary have resided in 
Birmingham AL for the past nine years, 
longer than they've lived anywhere dur- 
ing their 20-year marriage, Sally works 
as a part-time lead bookseller at Barnes 
and Noble, while Cary is associate pas- 
tor at Independent Presbyterian Church. 
Son Preston, 17, also works for Barnes 
and Noble, and is a high school junior. 
Son Edward, 13, is in the eighth grade 
and plays football for his school. 

1981 

HILLARY WOOD Grotos of Richmond 
VA is enjoying her seventh year at 
Trinity Episcopal School, working as 
director of alumni and special events. 
Hillary's oldest daughter Lya is a senior 
at Trinity this fall, Clair is a freshman at 
Trinity, son Falor attends middle school, 
and youngest daughter Tappe is now 5. 
In her "spare time" Hillary enjoys travel, 
soccer, two lacrosse teams, tennis 
matches, and a little gardening. She 
writes, "Life is wild, never dull, and 40- 
something sure is busy!" 



1984 

CATHERINE "CATHY" HARRELL 
Pennington and husband Howard are 
enjoying their active daughter Mary 
Slade. 22 months. Cathy enjoys work- 
ing for Appetizers and Howard loves 
working again for Golf Digest 

NONTAKORN ONRUANG Vudhljaya, 

formerly of Bangkok Thailand, moved 
to London in the spring of 2001, where 
she is employed by Yontrakit Motors. 
Nontakorn would love to get in touch 
with MBC classmates. 

JUDITH ANN WHITE Wyatt of Staunton 
VA left her former occupation as a 
teacher and is now working as the leg- 
islative aide for Delegate R. Steven 
Landes. 

1985 

LESLIE JIVIDEN Luxenberg married 
Glenn Joel Luxenberg on April 7, 2001. 
The couple resides in Falls Church VA. 




HOLLY PORTER Vitullo '89 (center) enjoys visiting with 
MELINDA MIDDLETON Knowles '82 (I) and PEGGY ANDER- 
SON CARR '69 (r) as they celebrate the birth of Holly's 
daughter Isabella Marie at a "Sip-N-See" held in Dallas TX in 
February 2001 . 



Celebrating the November 18. 2000, wedding of 
ALICE NORMAN Saunders '94 to Brent Saunders 
are classmates (I to r) LEAH DALKE 
Timmerman Alice, KATHERINE "KATIE" STOKE- 
LY, and LAURA DOVE, 



JENNIFER "JENN" POLLin Hill '94 and Martin Hill were marned on 
October 28, 2000, Mary Baldwin alumnae in attendance (I to r) are ANNE 
PUTNAM '96, AMANDA HODGES, bridesmaid MYRA SKIDMORE Leiand 
'94, Jenn, JENNIFER "JENNY" KLOPMAN Petramale, and bridesmaid 
LORI BROGLIO Severens, 



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1986 

ELIZABETH "BETH " BRIGGS of 

Greenville NC "had a blast" completing 
tier first year of graduate sctiool at 
Eastern Carolina University in the 
spring of 2001. She accepted a fixed 
term position at ECU that started this 
fall, teaching technology to pre-service 
and lateral entry teachers. Beth will 
continue to teach full time while finish- 
ing her degree. 

DONNA CASON Smith continues to live 
in Columbia MD. where she stays at 
home caring for her two children, 
Shelby, 8, and Cameron, 5, Donna 
enjoys l<eeping busy with volunteer 
opportunities, including serving on the 
board of directors for the Junior League 
of Baltimore, and on the board of 
trustees for St. John's Parish Day 
School. She recently began substitute 
teaching on a part-time basis. 

CATHLEEN VITALE Muckelbauer has 

fond memories of her freshman year at 
Mary Baldwin and would love to have 
the opportunity to renew friendships 
with those she left behind. Cathleen is 
an attorney with a practice near her 
home in Severna Park MD, and has 
risen in the ranks of the local 
Republican party, now sitting as county 
councilwoman. She credits MBC for 
providing great training through the 
college Republican Club. Cathleen has 
been married for 12 years and has a 
son, 5. 



1987 

JENANNE YORK Montgomery moved to 
Asheville NC with husband Bob and son 
Clayton in March 1999. In August 2000, 
she accepted a job as human resources 
manager with APAC-Carolina Inc., 
Asheville Division. Jenanne loves living 
in the mountains and hopes to "stay 
put" for a while. 

1988 

CHRISTINE "CHRIS" DENFELD Berry 

loves being a stay-at-home mother to 
Rachel, 8, Megan. 5, and Katie, 3. 
Chris, husband Jerry, and their girls 
reside in South Riding VA. 

LISA DRESSLER Garst and husband 
Reid of Salem VA are the proud parents 
of daughter Ashby Taylor, born on her 
daddy's birthday. August 7. 2000 
Grandparents are JUDY LIPES Garst 
'63 and husband Reid. and godparents 
are MARGARET "MEG " HARTLEY 
BUCHANAN and husband Eric of 
Chattanooga IN Lisa's MBC roommate 
DEBORAH "DEBBIE' WUENSCH 
Haynes of Lexington VA is a "special 
aunt." Lisa is a stay-at-home mother to 
Ashby and a writer for The Blue Ridge 
Business Journal. 

CYNTHIA "CYNDI" HAUGHT Tomblin 

and husband Kevin of Gary l\IC celebrat- 
ed New Year's Eve last year by 
welcoming their first child, daughter 
Ruth Mane, born December 31, 2000. 




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1989 

AMY HOWE Wiedle hosted a mini- 
reunion last June at her home in 
Spotsylvania VA for friends in the class 
of 1989. The crew of classmates 
included INGRID ERICKSON Vax. 
PATRICIA "TRISH" MCNABB Shilling 
SUZANNE GARNDER Spitz, and TINA 
WARWICK Fitzgerald All had a great 
weekend shopping in historic down- 
town Fredericksburg VA while catching 
up on children and life happenings. 

HOLLY PORTER Vitullo and husband 
Anthony of Dallas TX welcomed the 
arrival of daughter Isabella Mane on 
January 8, 2001 . In February, a "Sip-N- 
See" in Dallas was held in honor of 
Isabella. Alumnae attending from Mary 
Baldwin College were PEGGY ANDER- 
SON CARR '69 and MELINDA 
MIDDLETON Knowles '82 

1990 

MEGAN EVANS Fryburger and 

Christopher Allen Fryburger were mar- 
ried in Lake Tahoe on April 6. 2001. 

STEFANI LUCAS Eckman. husband 
Christian, and son Clay welcomed the 
birth of daughter Elizabeth "Alden" on 
April 19, 2000. The family resides in 
Houston TX, where Stefani enjoys being 
a stay-at-home mother to the children, 
while Christian works as an ER physi- 
cian. 

1992 

JULIE BIRMINGHAM recently moved 
from Indiana to Charlottesville VA, 
where she is employed as a billing ser- 
vice liaison for UVA Health Services 
Foundation. Julie is looking forward to 
catching up with Squirrels in the area, 
and is excited to attend her 10th 
reunion in May 2002. 

CRAIG BROCK Derrow and husband 
Scott of Orwigsburg PA celebrated the 
birth of daughter Brock Catherine on 
April 12. 2001. Craig is a stay-at-home 
mother to Brock and twins Raleigh and 
Peyton, 6, while Scott works as a 
human resource manager with Alcoa 
Engineered Products. 

ROSE CHU Beck earned a medical 
degree from Case Western Reserve 
University School of Medicine in 
Cleveland OH on May 20, 2001. She 
graduated from the Medical Science 
Training Program and has earned both 
an M.D. and a Ph.D. Rose plans to 
complete a residency in pathology at 
the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 

LISA DICKERSON Davenport married 
Eric Davenport in 1993 and taught ele- 
mentary school in Texas for seven 



years. She and Eric now reside in 
Verona VA with son Ethan Michael, 
born February 2. 2000. Lisa is currently 
working on her master's degree to 
become a reading specialist. 

DENISE DONOHUE Hall and husband 
Chandler of Round Rock TX welcomed 
the arrival of son Grittin Michael on 
May 30, 2001. 

1993 

EMILY OEHLER of Washington DC 
recently began a two-year commitment 
on the Advisory Board of Visitors at 
Mary Baldwin College. 

BELYNDA PHILLIPS Randolph returned 
to work in June 2001 as a residential 
counselor for The Pines Residential 
Treatment Center in Portsmouth VA. 
Husband Alan, Coast Guard P02, 
Belynda, and sons Zachary. 5, and 
Jamie, 3, live in Portsmouth. 



HEATHER SMITH Harvison of 

Baltimore MD is the founder and 
president of My Sister's Circle Inc., 
a program designed to provide 
intensive mentoring to academically 
promising fitth grade girls from 
disadvantaged neighborhoods in 
Baltimore. Professional female vol- 
unteers serve as academic tutors 
and personal mentors, modeling 
positive life options and choices, 
while providing hands-on resources 
and guidance for selecting a middle 
school. Through weekly meetings, 
book discussions, cultural events, 
and more, the young girls receive 
support during the challenging 
transition to middle school. 



TRICIA WILSON Cotter and husband 
Tad of Orlando FL celebrated the birth 
of son Thomas Whitman on April 30, 
2001 

1994 

ALICE NORMAN Saunders wed Brent 

Saunders in Danville VA on November 
18, 2000. They reside in Danville, where 
Alice is a fifth grade teacher and Brent is 
an assistant Commonwealth's attorney. 

JENNIFER "JENN" POLLin Hill and 

Martin Hill were married on October 28, 
2000. Jennifer is employed as director of 
public education at the National Mental 
Health Association in Alexandria VA, 
while Martin was hired as an attorney 
through the Honors Program at the 
Department of Justice. The couple 
resides in Washington DC. 

JENNIFER SEAY of Canyon Country CA 
married Kraig Brown in June 2001. 



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Jennifer works in the entertainment 
business, providing iighting design and 
console programming for theatre, film, 
and television. One of her largest pro- 
jects included a recent commercial for 
Pepsi that starred Britney Spears. 

1995 

KATHRYN CARTER Morrissey and 

husband Bill celebrated the birth of 
daughter Sidney Kathryn on May 11. 
2001. The family resides in 
Greensburg PA. 

LUCIA MORGAN Saperstein earned her 
master's in social work from Tulane 
University in 1998. In April 2000, she 
wed Adam Saperstein in a Jewish/Cajun 
ceremony in southern Louisiana before 
moving to the state of Washington, 
where she is employed as a child and 
■family therapist. Last year, Lucia 
enjoyed attending the weddings of 
SUMMER KING '96 and SUZANNE 
DORAN '95. She was also able to 
spend time with AMY HALL '96. JILL 
PARKER Kissinger '95. and Jill's family, 
including her new daughter Hannah 
Grace. Lucia enjoys life in the 
Northwest and would love to hear from 
MBC friends. 

MICHELLE RADLOFF Lubbe married 
Brian Lubbe on April 21, 2001. The 
couple resides in Saginaw IVll, where 
Michelle is employed by Delphi 
Automotive Systems. 



ANNE SCOTT Carter married David 
Wilson Carter in Charlottesville VA on 
August 11, 2001. The couple resides 
outside of Richmond VA, where Anne 
continues graduate studies at VCU for 
an M.Ed, in early childhood special edu- 
cation. She plans to graduate in May 
2002. 

JENNIFER WILKINSON of Powhatan VA 
completed her Post Baccalaureate 
Certificate in information systems at 
The University of Richmond in May 
2000. In the summer of 2000, she 
earned several Microsoft certifications 
and an A+ Computer Hardware 
Certification. Jennifer became engaged 
in June 2001 to John Taylor, and is 
planning a wedding for June 2002. She 
is employed as a desktop planner in the 
desktop engineering department at 
Capital One, and John is a police officer 
for Chesterfield County VA. 

1996 

TARA ANDERSON Thompson and hus- 
band Hamilton of Alexandria VA 
celebrated the arrival of daughter Julia 
Graceon July 13. 2001. 

TAMARA AVIS Smith successfully 
passed the North Carolina Bar in the 
spring of 2001. After attending IVlary 
Baldwin, she graduated from Sanford 
University, Columbia School of Law in 
Birmingham AL. Tamara lives in 



Wilmington NC with husband Jason, 
and is employed by the law firm of 
Ralph Pennington. 

PAMEU GREENE Crowder of Church 
Road VA received a master of divinity 
degree from Union Theological 
Seminary and Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education on May 27. 2001. 
Pamela completed field education 
placement at the Medical College of 
Virginia as a hospital chaplain, and is a 
member of the Midlothian Friends 
Meeting in Midlothian VA. 

EMILY JOHNSON Lindsay had the 

opportunity last fall to make a career 
move that would allow her to work out of 
her home. Now selling wheelchairs to 
long-term care facilities in NC and SC, 
Emily says she loves her job because it 
enables her to use speech and presenta- 
tion skills every day while developing 
relationships with health care profession- 
als and the elderly Emily and husband 
David recently moved from Greenville SC 
to Asheville NC. 

LISA TANSEY Jones and husband Eric 
live in Virginia Beach VA v;(ith their dog 
"Baldwin." Lisa works as a commercial 
producer for WVEC 1 3. an ABC affiliate 
station in Norfolk. A communication 
major, Lisa initially desired to be in 
front of the camera delivering the news, 
but now she enjoys working behind the 
camera, meeting with clients, writing 
scripts, organizing shoots, and editing 



commercials. She would love to talk 
v/ith any current MBC students v^ho are 
interested in pursuing a television 
career. 

1997 

ALISA KAYURAPUN Christman of Fairfax 

VA marned in July 1997. She recently 
graduated from MCV Pharmacy School 
with a doctorate in pharmacy and is cur- 
rently in residency in the clinical 
pharmacy practice at INOVA Fairfax 
Hospital. 

NICOLE MEDINA Terrell and Terry Terrell, 
a 1993 graduate of JMU. vrere joined in 
marriage on June 16. 2001, at Ashton 
Country House in Staunton VA, follov^ed 
by an extended honeymoon in Charleston 
SC. MBC alumnae and friends in atten- 
dance v^ere ANGELA WOOD Porter, 
ALISHA DAYE. ALYSSA KENDALL, and 
William Little. The couple resides in 
Staunton, where Terry teaches at Virginia 
School for the Deaf and the Blind, and 
Nicole is director of social services for 
Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation 
Center. 

MARY "BETH" SILVERMAN of Richmond 
VA graduated from VCU v;ith a master of 
science degree in biology focused in 
aquatic ecology She has returned to vrark 
as a legislative analyst for the Virginia 
General Assembly's Joint Legislative Audit 
and Revievii Commission. 



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Travel Opportunity 

ALUMNAE/I, FRIENDS, AND RELATIVES: 

Join Mary Baldwin College faculty 
for a tour of Central Europe. 

Berlin — Prague — Vienna — Budapest 
May 17-30, 2002 

The cost of $1770 includes airfare from New York City, all hotel accom- 
modations on a bed-and-breakfast basis in double rooms with private 
baths, transportation (by bus), and all insurance and organizational fees. 

For further information (including detailed itinerary), please contact 
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NOT FOR TIME BUT FOR ETFRNITY... 

How can you thank those whose love, 

support, and ideas helped to shape 

your character, your values, your very life? 

For information about memorial opportunities 
at Mary Baldwin College, call or write: 

Mark L.Atchison, Vice President for Institutional Advancement 

or 

Martha Masters '69, Director of Development 

Mary Baldwin College Staunton, VA 24401 

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Encircling bride HOLLAND ROBERTS Gibbs '98 are Mary Baldwin friends 
(I to 1) ELIZABETH TILMAN AMY BOWDEN Muir ANGELA AMOS Rowe 
GRETA WINN 99 JANE RAPIER 98 SHELLEY KELSAY ROBIN KERR '97 
HEATHER ROTHWELL '98 and LISA COX Holland and Charles Lindsay 
Gibbs were wed in Charlottesville VA on June 10, 2000 



Many MBC alumnae/i, faculty, and staff celebrated the June 9, 2001 , wedding of MORGAN 
ALBERTS Smith '99 and Patrick Glen Siinlti PiUiiierl il tu i| are (front row) Rick Seyford, 
ERIN TABSCOn Staebell 00, ERIN BERNACHE Alberts 99 EMILY KING '01. the bride 
and groom THERESA "TERRY" KOOGLER Soiitlienngton 72 Fiank Southenngton, JEN- 
NIFER LANGER '00. (back row) SARA MACKEY Dunn 98 BONNIE MORRISON '00, JAMIE 
JOHANSSAMANTHA ATKINS '99 KRISTEN BARNER Saade '90 Tmld Ristau Crista 
Cabe, and Sam Koogler Attending but not pictiiieil vyeie SHERRY COX '99, Anne Roberls 
Hooe. and Leigh Mason. 



SUSAN ELIZABETH SMITH of Paramus 
NJ w/as awarded an Wl.A. in history 
from Fairleigh Dicl<inson University in 
May 2001 . She currently works for a 
law firm m MJ. 

ELIZABETH SPRATT Cooper and 

Christopher Drayton Cooper, a 1993 
graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, 
were married on May 26, 2001. fol- 
lowed by a two-week honeymoon on 
the Amalfi Coast of Italy. They live in 
Washington DC. where Chris is a politi- 
cal director for CMSH and Elizabeth 
works in fundraising and development 
for the National Gallery of Art. 

MINDY WYHENBACH completed 
coursework in May 2001 for a Ph D. in 
health services organization and 
research at the Medical College of 
Virginia. Mindy is employed part-time 
as a project manager for the Virginia 
Health Quality Center in Richmond VA 
while completing her dissertation. 

1998 

MOLLY HALLMARK joined the Army in 
October 1998 and has recently been 
recommended by the Enlisted 
Promotion Board for promotion to the 
rank of sergeant. The promotion will 
mark a transition from an enlisted sol- 
dier to a non-commissioned officer, and 
will be pending attendance at the 
Primary Leadership Development 
Course later this year. Molly has been 
assigned her own shift, and says that 
when her promotion points go active, 
she will most likely be "pinned on" to 
her new rank, 

HOLLAND ROBERTS Gibbs and Charles 
Lindsay Gibbs were married on June 
10.2000, in Charlottesville VA, 
Classmates in attendance were ELIZA- 
BETH TILMAN, AMY BOWDEN Muir, 
ANGELA AMOS Rowe JANE RAPIER, 
HEATHER ROTHWELL, LISA COX. 
SHELLEY KELSAY ROBIN KERR '97, 
and GRETA WINN '99. On March 21, 



2001, Holland and Charles celebrated 
the birth of daughter Margaret Ann. 

1999 

MORGAN ALBERTS Smith of Staunton 
VA married Patrick Glen Smith on June 
9,2001, 

MELISSA FORD of Sewanee IN is 
excited to be admitted to Oxford 
University, where she will be a proba- 
tioner research student in history. After 
her first year, Melissa will be a doctor 
of philosophy student, planning to 
research the social status and popular 
perceptions of women married to cler- 
gymen in the Canterbury Province, 
circa 1560-1700, 

MARY MARGARET KENNEY Marshall 

and First Lt, Eric David Marshall were 
married in Salisbury MD on June 3. 
2000, Attending the event were Mary 
Baldwin alumnae MARISSA FIDDY- 
MENTMULE'OO CHLOENAGEL 
MARY CATHERINE HUSTON, ELIZA- 
BETH MCELHINNEY '01 and current 
students TIFFANY EWTON '02, KATIE 
ANNABELLE, and KYLENE CRAIG '02 

NICOLE NAPIER moved to Richmond 
VA after graduation, where she shares a 
home in the "fan district" with SUM- 
MER SAUNDERS. Nicole is employed 
as a client service provider in charge of 
marketing and contract administration 
development for Merge Computer 
Group Inc. She enjoys living in 
Richmond, making new friends, taking 
frequent sightseeing trips, and being a 
new "mommy of sorts " to "Sophia," 
her Maltese puppy, 

2000 

AMY ANDRE of Charlottesville VA grad- 
uated from UVA on May 20, 2001, with 
an M.Ed, in elementary education. She 
is employed as a teacher in Albemarle 
County VA. 




Martha Grafton 
Sends Her Thanks 

Martha Scackhouse Gratton, the dean 
emerita and professor emerita of sociology 
for whom the college library is named, 
was deeply touched that so many MBC 
alumnae, staff, and faculty sent their best 
wishes on her 93rd birthday on July 17, 
2001. Grafton reports that receiving so 
many cards and e-mails — many more 
than she's able to acknowledge personally 
— "made me feel very special." 



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MARY MARGARET KENNEY Marshall '99 and 

First Lt. Eric David Marshall were married in 
Salisbury MD on June 3, 2000. Mary Baldwin 
alumnae attending the event are (front row, I to r) 
KATIE ANNABELLE 02, KYLENE CRAIG, Mary 
Margaret, ELIZABETH MCELHINNEY '01, MARIS- 
SA FIDDYMENT Mule '00, (back row, I to r) 
TIFFANY EWTON 02, CHLOE NAGEL 00 and 
MARY CATHERINE HUSTON 



Mary Baldwin friends gather around the new bride and 
reclining groom, COURTNEY MARTIN Jackson '00 and 
T, Scott Jackson, on April 14, 2001. Pictured (front 
row, I to r) are DOLLIE MARSHALL '00, CATHERINE 
"CAIT" BLACK '98, Courtney, KIM RIELLY '99, EMILY 
STEWART '00. (back row, I to r) CHARLOHE "CHER- 
RY" AYCOCK '00, EMILY MANN, bridesmaid LOUISA 
CALDRONEY '02, bridesmaid EMILY DIXON '02, Dr 
Steven Mosher, MERISSA FIDDYMENT Mule 00. HON- 
ORE WHALEN KENDALL WONDERGEM 02, and 
JENNIFER KELSAY '96 



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LAURA TAYLOR Hart '01 of Wake Forest l\IC married Matthew Hart, a 1999 
graduate of VMI, on January 13. 2001. MBC friends pictured in attendance are 
(I to r) KRISTEN BRYANT 02, ELENA BONDAREVA, KATE "KATIE" ANNABLE. 
Laura, TIFFANY EWTON, and coach Lou Moore. 



ELIZABETH "BETSY ' HOOVER of 

Chester VA became engaged last spring 
to Bryan Alvis Bailey, also of Chester. 
Betsy is employed as a French teacher 
with Dinwiddle County Public Schools 
in Dinwiddle VA. 

COURTNEY MARTIN Jackson and T 

Scott Jackson, a 1987 graduate of VMI, 
were married on April 14, 2001, at 
Sherwood Forrest Plantation in Charles 
City VA, Courtney says their wedding 
was a great success, partly due to the 
participation of MBC alumnae and stu- 
dents. Attending the event were 
JENNIFER KELSAY '96, CATHERINE 
"CAIT" BLACK '98, KIM RIELLY '99, 
CHARLOTTE "CHERRY" AYCOCK '00, 
MERISSA FIDDYMENT Mule, EMILY 
MANN, DOLLIE MARSHALL, EMILY 
STEWART '00, bridesmaid LOUISA 
CALDRONEY, bridesmaid EMILY DIXON 
'02. HONORE WHALEN, KENDALL 
WONDERGEM "02, and Steven 
Mosher, 

ELIZABETH MCVEY Conway of 

Staunton VA married Adam V, Conway 
on Julys, 2001, 

SAMANTHA OEHL of New York NY 
worked last year as an assistant 
account executive for Cohn & Wolfe 
Public Relations, then accepted a new 
position as account executive for The 
Rosenberg Group, a boutigue PR 
agency in Manhattan. 

2001 

CHRISTIAN BONNITO Reger, husband 
James, and daughter Kya Jean reside in 
Baltimore MD, where James is an 
accountant with CACI, a systems soft- 
ware and simulation company, and 
Christian is a stay-at-home mother to 
Kya. Christian enjoys volunteering her 
time as a Sunday school teacher at her 
church. 



MELISSA "PAIGE" CARICO Bell mar- 
ried Shane Davis Bell in Rock Hill SC 
on June 23, 2001, with AMANDA 
TYNER in attendance. The couple 
resides in Rock Hill, where Paige is 
employed with Sonshine Village Inc, 

STARLING CRABTREE of Nashville IN 
is enjoying her new job as office and 
production coordinator for Earnhardt & 
Co, Productions, 

LAURA TAYLOR Hart of Wake Forest 
NC married Matthew Hart, a 1999 grad- 
uate of VMI, on January 13, 2001, in 
Dover DE. MBC friends in attendance 
were current students KRISTEN 
BRYANT 02, ELENA BONDAREVA, 
KATE 'KATIE " ANNABLE, TIFFANY 
EWTON '02, and coach Lou Moore, 

REBECCA "BECKY" WORRELL Pega of 

Midlothian VA married Christopher 
Joseph Pega on June 9, 2001, Becky is 
employed by Grant Massie Gallier Ltd, 

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1986 

CHARLES CULBERTSON of Staunton 
VA is a writer for the James Madison 
University Office of Media Relations in 
Harrisonburg VA, His byline can be 
found in the university's chief internal 
publication, JMUniverse, and in 
Montpelier, the alumni magazine. His 
duties include writing news releases 
and handling media requests. Charles 
is a former newspaper reporter who 
currently writes a weekly political col- 
umn for The News-Virginian in 
Waynesboro VA. He recently published 
an opinion piece for Fox News Online, 
which generated 1 .500 e-mails from 
around the world. 



1992 

DAVID BERRY pursued additional edu- 
cation after graduating from Mary 
Baldwin, and now enjoys working at 
the Richmond VA headquarters of 
Hunton & Williams, one of the largest 
law firms in the country, David is an 
information security analyst, working 
with the information technologies 
group. He credits his Mary Baldwin 
experience for helping him get where 
he is today and stresses the impor- 
tance of recognizing the college as an 
established, accredited school that 
serves the academic needs of both men 
and women, 

MARRIAGES 

LESLIE PAIGE JIVIDEN '85 to Glenn 
Joel Luxenberg, April 7, 2001 

MEGAN MCNEES EVANS '90 to 

Christopher Allen Fryburger, April 6, 
2001 

ALICE WHITESIDE NORMAN '94 to 

Brent Saunders, November 18. 2000 

JENNIFER A. POLLITT '94 to Martin 
Hill. October 28. 2000 

LUCIA MARIE MORGAN '95 to Adam 
Saperstein. April 2000 

MICHELLE LEE RADLOFF '95 to Brian 
Lubbe. April 21, 2001 

ANNE BLAIR SCOTT '95 to David 
Wilson Carter. August 11, 2001 

NICOLE MICHELE MEDINA '97 to Terry 
Terrell. June 16. 2001 

ELIZABETH HAYES SPRATT '97 to 

Christopher Drayton Cooper. May 26, 
2001 



HOLLAND ANN ROBERTS '98 to 

Charles Lindsay Gibbs, June 10, 2000 

COURTNEY DEY MARTIN '00 to T 

Scott Jackson, April 14,2001 

ELIZABETH KATHRYN MCVEY 00 to 

Adam V Conway, July 3, 2001 

MARY MARGARET KENNEY '00 to First 
Lt, Eric David Marshall, June 3, 2000 

LAURA ANN TAYLOR '01 to Matthew 
Hart, January 13, 2001 

REBECCA ANN "BECKY" WORRELL 

'01 to Christopher Joseph Pega, June 
9, 2001 

BIRTHS 

LISA DRESSLER Garst '88 and Reid: a 
daughter, Ashby Taylor, August 7, 2000 

CYNTHIA "CYNDI" HAUGHTTomblin 

'88 and Kevin: a daughter, Ruth Marie, 
December 31, 2000 

HOLLY PORTER Vitullo '89 and 

Anthony: a daughter. Isabella Marie. 
January 8. 2001 

STEFANI LUCAS Eckman '90 and 

Christian: a daughter Elizabeth 
"Alden." April 19, 2000 

CRAIG BROCK Derrow '92 and Scott: 
a daughter. Brock Catherine, April 12. 
2001 

DENISED0N0HUEHall'92and 

Chandler: a son, Griffin Michael, May 
30, 2001 

LISA DICKERSON Davenport '92 and 

Eric: a son, Ethan Michael, February 2, 
2000 

TRICIA WILSON Cotter '93 and Tad: a 
son, Thomas Whitman, April 30, 2001 

KATHRYN "KAT" CARTER Morrissey 

'95 and Bill: a daughter, Sydney 



Winter "2001-2002 • Mary Baldwin College Magazine 



Margaret Getty Wilson '48 

Canine House Calls 



"Here comes the dog with the non- 
stop tail" a white-haired woman 
announces from her wheelchair. 

"Dixie's tail wiggles in direct 
proportion to the love and atten- 
tion she gets, and she gets lots of 
both from the nursing home resi- 
dents," says Margaret Getty Wilson 
'48, owner of the English springer 
spaniel. Dixie is one of the Wilson 
family's two therapy dogs, and simi- 
lar scenes are repeated often as they 
visit nursing homes, medical facili- 
ties, camps, schools — anv-where 
there are people in need of com- 
panionship and a loving — \i furr\- 
— touch. 

Wilson's work with therapy 
dogs began about six years ago after 
she read an article in the Medical 
College of Virginia newsletter 
about Therapy Dogs & Associates, 
an organization established in 
Richmond, VA, in 1984 by Pat 
McDaniel Lacy. When Wilson 
called the contact number and was 
referred to a trainer, she learned 
that — despite the popular saying 
to the contrary — you can teach an 
old dog new tricks. The case in 
point was her family's cocker 
spaniel Heidi who underwent basic 
obedience training at 10 and was 
accepted as a therapy dog. Husband 
Jack, an architect with Rawlings, 
Wilson & Associates, also got 
involved and trained their toy poo- 
dle Penny. Wilson explains, "We 
each handled one dog . . . they have 
to train the people as well as the 
dogs." Heidi has since died, and 
Dixie, 8, is the latest member of the 
family to become a therapy dog, 
having passed three levels of train- 
ing. 

Wilson stresses that hers are 
not service or guide dogs that assist 
people with disabilities. Therapy 
dogs, she explains, are family dogs 
that have gone through obedience 
training, socialization, and tempera- 
ment testing. Dogs must learn basic 
commands — e.g., heel, sit, stay, 
down — as well as food refusal and 
how to act on- and off-lead. They 
must learn not to jump on people 
or furniture, or bark excessively. 
Additionally, they must be taught 
not to paw, since elderly folks may 
have tender skin. The basic obedi- 
ence training is 10 weeks. "Then," 



says Wilson, "it's like getting to 
Carnegie Hall . . . you have to prac- 
tice, practice, practice." 

In order to be accepted into 
the program, therapy dogs must 
pass the American Kennel Club's 
Canine Good Citizen Test. Dixie 
also has passed the International 
Therapy Dog Test. She has an ITD 
number on her tag, a photo ID 
card, and can be admitted to any 
medical facility in the world. 
Wilson laughs, "My fantasy is to 
jump on the Concorde and take 
Dixie to the London hospital where 
grandson Alex was born. " 

Currently, 30 dog/owner 
teams are affiliated with Therapy 
Dogs & Associates. Some of the 
dogs are pedigreed, some are not; 
and there are a variety of breeds: 
golden retrievers, poodles, spaniels, 
beagles, a dachshund, and even a 
young sheltie that has earned a 
Companion Dog Degree. 
Normally, from four to eight dogs 
visit a ficiliry at one time. Often 
they do tricks; sometimes the small- 
er ones crawl into laps. 

Wilson is modest about her 
own work with Therapy Dogs & 
Associates but talks with obvious 
pride about the love and comfort 
that her dogs bring to others. And 
with good reason. She has wit- 
nessed first hand the positive effects 
described by Therapy Dogs 
International; "Real therapy is pro- 
vided between animals and 
people .... Often deprived of 
acceptance and love, those who live 
or must stay in a care facility imme- 
diately respond to tail-wagging 
greetings and warm paws. Four- 
footed therapists give something 
medical science can't do, without 
the use of drugs. It has been clini- 
cally proven that through petting, 
touching, and talking with the ani- 
mals, patients' blood pressure is 
lowered, stress is relieved and 
depression is eased. ' 

According to Wilson, the ben- 
efits reach far beyond the sick and 
elderly. "We visit the Brain Injury 
Rehab and the Rehabilitation and 
Research units at the Medical 
College of Virginia. One day a 
patient's husband stopped us, chat- 
ted for a while, and then said, '1 
must tell you that Dixie has made 




me feel better already, and I'm not 
even sick.' We learned that he and 
his wife had recently lost a beloved 
dog, and both of them enjoyed 
Dixie. It is often helpful for people 
we visit CO reminisce with us about 
former pets." Dogs also regularly 
visit youngsters at Children's 
Hospital, as well as day camp and 
after-school programs. "We can 
teach children some basics about 
handling their own dogs," says 
Wilson. "And because our dogs are 
so well behaved and respond to 
commands, they can be used for 
hands-on demonstrations. 'When 
children give a command and it's 
ftjUowed . . . well, it really makes the 
children feel good about them- 
selves. " 

After graduating from Mar)' 
Baldwin as a psychology major, 
Wilson married and raised two 
children, Pegg)' Wilson Dohert)- 
"'5 and John. In 1962, a Mary- 
Baldwin connection led to a 23- 
year stint with the Virginia 
Treatment Center for Children 
after the late Mary Opie Robinson 
'35 recommended her to the direc- 
tor. Wilson initially served as 
director of volunteer ser^'ices and 
later became the center's public 
information officer. After retiring 
from that position in the late '80s, 
she worked for 13 years as a secre- 
tary to members of the Virginia 
House of Delegates. Additionally, 
because Wilson wanted to "give 
back to the community," she volun- 
teered at the Museum of the 
Confederacy, Bon Air Juvenile 
Correctional Facility, and 
Richmond Animal League. With 
Therapy Dogs & Associates, she 
has found a way to combine her 
desire to serve humanity with her 
love of dogs. 

For more information on 
therapy dogs, go to tdi-dog.org. 

— Sherry R. Cox '99 



Kathryn, May 11,2001 

TARA ANDERSON Thompson '96 and 

Hamilton: a daughter, Julia Grace, July 13, 
2001 

HOLLAND ROBERTS GIbbs '98 and 

Charles; a daughter Margaret Ann, March 
21 2001 

DEATHS 

LOUISE HODGES Hartzog 73. July 23. 2001 

MARY FLIPPEN Ferneyhough '29, April 20, 2001 

EDITH ROACHE Tollelsen '29, Dale Unknown 

RUBY DUDLEY Rowles '33, May 12, 2001 

ORA EHMLING Etimann 36. July 24. 2001 

FRANCES REID Slack '38 May 12, 2001 

MARY MYATT Hancock 41 , September 16. 2000 

JEAN WARD McEllresti 44, May 29, 2001 

CARMEN HAYES Anderson '45, June 25, 2001 

BETSY WARREN Marchall '45, June 17, 2001 

EDITH "ADELE EGGERS Roosevelt '46 June 
2001 

MELISSA TURNER Lulken '46, July 25, 2001 

MARY FRANCES OVERHOLT Cochran '47. 

August 31, 2000 

JACQUELINE EDWARDS Cohen 50 May 18, 
2001 

JULIA BUDWELL Barbara '52, Date Unknown 

MARY PHINIZY Vann '52, July 2001 

MARY LAMONT Wade '52, October 9, 2001 

ALICE JAMES Buck '53 Date Unknown 

PATRICIA RUTHERFORD Miller '55, May 17. 

2001 

ELIZABETH LEIGH OUNSDN Cherry '67 May 30, 

2001 



MBC 




A mothers note ^ound in the 
1915-16 Student Register: 

M will have to have an 

operation on tonsils therefore 
do not think she will be able to 
return to school this year. 
Furthermore, last summer she 
ran over a man with an automo- 
bile; the party is suing for 
SSiOOo; the case may come up 
any day now and for this reason 
we liave to keep her home. 



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Carolyn Weekley '67 — 



Colonial Williamsburg's 
New Director of Museums 



When museum director 
Carolyn Weekley talks about her 
greatest influences, she mentions 
Professor Emeritus of Theatre 
Fletcher Collins and the freedom 
he allowed students to explore a 
range of aesthetic concepts. And 
she remembers Professor Emeritus 
of Music Gordon Page, who had 
faith in her abilities and offered 
the encouragement she 
needed to continue her 
work in the arts. 

"Often the most 
important influences 
in your life have little 
to do with subject 
content and much to 
do with how you 
channel your intellec- 
tual curiosity," she 
says. Weekley has made a career 
out of channeling her intellectual 
curiosity. Recently named the Juli 
Grainger Director of Museums at 
Colonial Williamsburg, VA, 
Weekley now directs several muse- 
ums: the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller 
Folk Art Museum; the DeWitt 
Wallace Decorative Arts Museum; 
the Winthrop Rockefeller 
Archaeology Museum; Carter's 
Grove Plantation; and Bassett 
Hall, J. D. Rockefeller Jr.'s 
Williamsburg residence. The mis- 
sions of these museums vary 
because of their subject matter, 
but they all feature exhibits and 
programs based on early American 
material culture and life. 

Weekley is the first person to 
hold the Grainger chair, which was 
established in January 200 1 . In 
making the award, the Graingers 
cited Weekley's scholarship, distin- 
guished accomplishments, and 
reputation as a nationally known 




art historian and museum leader. 
"I felt quite honored and especial- 
ly so since the donors also funded 
my book on Edward Hicks. 1 am 
deeply grateful to the Graingers 
for their years of support and 
friendship to Colonial 
Williamsburg," she says. 

Weekley, originally from 
Gloucester County, VA, was first 
employed by Colonial 
Williamsburg just after 
she graduated from 
Mary Baldwin in 
1967. She returned to 
work there in 1979. As 
a museum administra- 
tor, Weekley is keenly 
interested in the issue 
of funding for arts 
institutions. "I person- 
ally believe that an awareness of 
our country's history broadly 
defined — and that includes, 
among other things, all sorts of 
artistic expression — influences 
how we live and operate as cogni- 
tive beings," she says. "Aesthetic 
expression is vital to mankind's 
social and cultural well being and 
always has been. This is as true of 
the creators as it is of those who 
experience the effects of it." 

Even with her administrative 
duties, scholarly work, writing and 
lecturing, and management 
responsibilities, Weekley finds 
time for other interests: "I visit 
local antique shops and flea mar- 
kets hoping for a great discovery 
— and it does happen," she says. 
"1 occasionally still draw and paint 
but not as much as I would like. 
That is something I want to return 
to when I retire." 

— Mollie Cox Bryan 



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Seattle, Washington 

Anthony's Pier 66 — June 25, 2001 




Gabriella Perez-Foster '92. Betty Rabenhorst Greene '73. Lee Yeakley 

Christina Beardsley McGaughey '76 Gardner '54. Brian Gardner. Mindy Dodge 80 



San Jose, California 

Hayes IVlansion — June 24. 2001 



Dana Point, California 



June 23. 2001 



Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson. BIythe Slinl<ard 00. Lauren 
Smith '03. Linda Verner Smith '72 

Portland, Oregon 

Riverplace Hotel -June 26. 2001 




Ted Pierce. Laura Beth Jackson DeHority 
Anne Rice Pierce '81, Rita Alvis Ernst '89, 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 



Chelsea Morgan Nienaber '85. Pamela Leigh patty Lacy '74. Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson. 
Anderson '84, Judy Kiser, Allison Kiser '05, Meg Steele '90. Carol Emory '65 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, Susan Monahan 



Richmond, Virginia 

Richmond Cocktail Party Following Leadership Initiative Press Conference — July 18, 2001 




Steve and R.J. Landin Loderick '86, Sue Fowlkes '64, Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69, Joe and 
Jane Reid Cunningham '59 Bertie Deming Smith '46 

Washington, D.C. 

Arts Center of Washington D.C. — April 24, 2001 



Crystal Newcombe '00, Jae K. Kwon '01. 
Jennifer Boykin '01, Kathryn McCormack '00 




Laurel Catching Alexander '71 , Sarah Hope, Nancy Reynolds '71 Emily Oehler '93, Charon Wood '95 Gini Rose Hagee '50. Lilian Bedinger Taylor '51 

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Roanoke, Virginia 

Evening Cocktails in Celebration of the Success of Mary Baldwin College ■ 



Hampton, Virginia 

■ April 4. 2001 Luncheon at the James River Country Club 

May 24. 2001 




Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, Gale Palmer Penn '63. 
■Robert H. Penn 



Louise Fov'/ikes Kegley '54. George A. Kegley, Jennifer O'Quinn David '94, Shukita Whitaker '05. 
Charlotte Jackson Berry '51 . Patricia Dillon Anna Henley '02. Christie Roberts '05. Cathy Ferris 

McPherson '78. Sue Warfield Caples '60, 

Joy Bigaike Chien '92 



Norfolk, Virginia 

Evening Cocktails in Celebration of the Success of Mary Baldwin College — May 24. 2001 




Betsy Newman Mason '69, Andrea Slaughter 
Betton '00, Gin Gonder '66 



Sabine Goodman Andrews '46, Mason Andrews. 
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Staunton, Virginia 

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